International helps relief effort

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International Truck and Engine recently offered its 7,750-square-foot facility in Shreveport, La., as a logistics center and staging area to help distribute emergency relief supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims.

“International Truck and Engine is providing tactical, on-the-ground support which we believe will be instrumental to relief agencies and the government as they help the region recover,” said Dee Kapur, president of International’s truck group. “In this tragic time, we want to do what we can to help the people who were hit so hard by this terrible disaster.”

Ten International dump trucks were made available to deliver supplies and begin debris removal, and five International water tankers were made available to the U.S. Army. The tankers can carry as much as 5,500 gallons of drinkable water.