Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.'s donation of 50 new 6KW generators to respond to the needs of the victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike arrived this week at Operation USA's warehouse in the Port of Los Angeles, where they will be readied with other disaster equipment and supplies for rapid distribution to major U.S. disaster sites. They will be incorporated into power generation kits to be primarily used as backup or sole power supply by health clinics providing care to disaster evacuees in their facilities, at field clinics or living in shelters.
Mitsubishi's generous donation has a fair market value of $112,500 and is not the company's first donation. In response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Mitsubishi donated 15 4,000-watt generator/light towers, valued at $99,000, to Operation USA, which were distributed to civil authorities and relief groups in Louisiana and Mississippi. Three of the units were eventually brought to our main California warehouse facility, where they would be used should we lose power in a major disaster or sent into the community.
Operation USA greatly appreciates and especially thanks Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.'s President & CEO, Mr. Eiichi Ishii, for his invaluable support and generosity; and we are very grateful of his staff who helped make this high-priority donation possible.