Officials from Kubota Tractor Corp., Commissioner John Sharp and local leaders in Fulton, Texas, announced a $1 million donation of funds and equipment from Kubota to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. This donation will help provide the people of Aransas County and surrounding areas with the equipment and tools they need to help clear debris and expand efforts to rebuild businesses, homes and entire communities that were devastated by the storm.

Following the announcement, the governor thanked Kubota for its contribution to the relief effort.

“This donation speaks to the character and integrity of Kubota and their investment in the people of Texas,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “I am extremely proud of how our state and companies like Kubota have responded to this storm, and this donation serves as a reminder that we are all in this together. Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage, but no storm can match the Texas spirit, and nothing is more powerful than a united Texas.”

“We have a long history of helping to rebuild communities when disaster strikes throughout the world,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corp. senior vice president of marketing, product support and strategic products. “It is truly the Kubota Way to be socially responsible and help our neighbors. By immediately mobilizing loaned Kubota construction equipment with the help of our local dealers when the catastrophic hurricane struck here in Texas, to today’s announcement of 21 donated skid-steer unites, we are extremely humbled to be able to fill a need to help rebuild these communities and assist those unfortunately affected in returning to a normal life.”