Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the Gulf Coast, leaving massive destruction and flooding in its wake. Very little separated those who were flooded and those who were not.
In some areas, the recovery has already begun -- though many areas are still under water and may continue to be for weeks to come. Our own offices came within 8" of getting flooded. It was a gut wrenching experience, and one we will not soon forget. Thankfully, our final drives are safe, and we remain open for business. We count ourselves among the fortunate ones, and our hearts go out to the others who suffered in this event.
While Harvey brought out the ugly side of nature, it also revealed the beautiful side of humanity. Individuals, businesses, and government have not hesitated to help those in need. Places of worship for all religions opened their doors to refugees. Grocery stores like HEB provided people with vital resources like food and water at the same time as their own stores were being flooded. Today, we saw the New York Fire Department assisting with search and rescue in Houston. It certainly makes us proud to be Americans. Regular people with boats are rowing out to locations where there have been calls for help. Folks of all races, religions, and political affiliations are coming together to help each other in the truest sense of community. We look forward to this sense of community continuing to grow even as the flood waters recede.There is tremendous support pouring in to cities all along the Texas and Louisiana coast trying to recover from this devastation. We want to do our part. From now until Friday, September 8th, we will be donating $100 to the American Red Cross for every remanufactured and new hydraulic final drive motor we sell. Together, we will rebuild.