As recovery work continues across Puerto Rico and damage estimates multiply in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – is making three separate donations totaling $250,000 to assist with immediate needs of those on the island struggling to restore their lives, homes and businesses:
"We have all seen the images of Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, and know many on the island have a long road to recovery," said Carolyn Kindle Betz, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.
"But we also know that the support of Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico, Americares, and SPCA International will help bring hope and much-needed relief to disaster victims across the island," Kindle Betz noted. "These organizations are making a positive difference under incredibly difficult conditions and we are proud to support them in their efforts."
Recovery Underway at Puerto Rico Locations
While issues related to power, telecom and water throughout Puerto Rico have kept most of the locations closed, Enterprise, National and Alamo employees are working day-to-day to operate wherever possible and to rent vehicles to local customers, first responders, government officials and others assisting with the recovery efforts. They also are working closely with the community to diligently assist in getting the most immediate aid to the area – including operable phones for communication, water, food and fuel.
In addition, Enterprise Holding's state-of-the-art mobile technology gives employees another tool for communication during and after natural disasters. For example, Enterprise LaunchPad® tablets have played an important role in supporting emergency response efforts, and offer an option to run car rental operations, even if local power outages occur. In Puerto Rico, this technology is providing the flexibility needed to help support those impacted by the hurricane and assist with transportation needs across the island.
Learn more about Enterprise's disaster recovery efforts here.
SOURCE Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation