Hertz and Hertz Equipment Supplies Equipment to Areas Affected by Natural Disasters and Donates to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief
PARK RIDGE, NJ, Jun 20, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announces its participation in assisting victims of recent natural disasters throughout the United States by supplying equipment to areas devastated by these events through its Equipment Rental Corporation. Hertz Equipment Rental has also donated $38,000 worth of materials including hard hats, extension cords, and gloves to the Joplin, Missouri clean-up effort.
"With the recent natural disasters that have hit the Southeast, it's important for Hertz to provide assistance to our customers in need and the victims of these tragedies," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "By making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, as well as providing equipment to our customers in cities like Joplin, MO and areas along the Mississippi River, Hertz is taking the necessary course of action, and with its ability to mobilize quickly Hertz is able to help residents and businesses in these affected areas."
Hertz Equipment Rental is providing its customers in Joplin, MO with light towers, crawler loaders, trucks, excavators and forklifts. Hertz Equipment Rental is also supplying those affected by the Mississippi River flood with equipment for rent including pumps, trucks, and generators.
Due to the increased need of businesses in the Mississippi River area, Hertz Equipment Rental has been operational 24/7 and has deployed additional fleet and equipment in addition to staff to its locations in Baton Rouge, Broussard, and New Orleans, Louisiana as well as Memphis, Tennessee.
"Hertz is dedicated to its customers and helping those in need during natural disasters," commented Lois Boyd, Executive Vice President and President, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation. "With the availability of our call center, website, and team of devoted staff, HERC has supplied our customers with the equipment and materials needed for clean-up and will continue to work closely with them as their needs evolve."
Equipment renters looking to take advantage of HERC's Customer Care Center in the Southeast can call 855-231-3404 and can visit the company online at www.hertzequip.com. For general information, customers can call toll free 1-888-777-2700. Trained customer care representatives are available to rent a wide range of equipment as well as trucks to provide aid to customers.
Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand operating from more than 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company also has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and services such as Hertz #1 Club Gold(R), NeverLost(R) in-car GPS system, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Prestige, Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the Advantage car rental brand at 26 airports in the U.S. And, Hertz operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment for rent, including tools and supplies, and new and used equipment for sale, from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com. For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at www.hertzequip.com.
SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation