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Hurricane Recovery Help From Deere

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Deere and Company will help re-build homes for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Friday it announced a donation of one million dollars for Habitat Hammers Back, a division of Habitat for Humanity that focuses on long-term recovery.

The cash gift is in addition to some previous help, including:

- 500,000 dollars a year from the John Deere Foundation to the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program,

- contributions totaling 100,000 dollars from employees to the Red Cross, food banks, and other aid groups - matched by the Deere Foundation,

- and the loaning of Deere heavy equipment by the company and dealers to help recovery efforts.

It also will encourage employees to volunteer their time to help hurricane victims.