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The Hertz Corporation, one of the world’s largest car rental companies, and Team Rubicon, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, are pleased to announce their new partnership. The two organizations are joining forces to bring their resources and expertise together to help natural disaster survivors—like those from recent Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda—get back on their feet.

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The Team Rubicon partnership is the centerpiece of Hertz’s disaster relief pillar, which is intended to foster resilient communities following natural disasters and assist employees during unexpected emergencies. Hertz is investing in Team Rubicon to ensure the organization is equipped with the necessary resources to quickly respond whenever and wherever needed. This year alone, Team Rubicon has launched dozens of disaster response operations globally.

“Hertz has a long-standing commitment to the communities where our customers and employees live and work through our company’s global giving and volunteerism pillars – educational support, environmental stewardship and disaster relief,” said Leslie Hunziker, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Sustainability. “We’ve found that partnering with Team Rubicon on disaster relief, with its more than 90,000 veteran volunteers, is one of the most effective ways we can give aid to those affected by natural disasters and help them take steps toward recovery and rebuilding.”

“We’d like to thank Hertz for their commitment and support of our mission to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises,” said President and Chief Operations Officer, Art delaCruz. “In 2019, Team Rubicon has already launched 87 disaster response operations in the U.S. and around the world – including a large-scale response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and to Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas where greyshirts, or TR volunteers, are clearing debris and repairing homes. Hertz’s partnership will help fuel our mission by allowing us to move people, equipment, and resources into and around disaster zones as we support disaster survivors and help storm-damaged communities stabilize and recover.”

“Hertz and Team Rubicon share similar values. Both organizations are committed to supporting military veterans—Hertz through its recruiting and hiring efforts, Team Rubicon through its mission that pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders with communities impacted by disaster,” added Hunziker. “I’m incredibly proud of the impact this partnership will have on those who need it most—people devastated by natural disasters. Together, Hertz and Team Rubicon will be there for them.”

SOURCE: Hertz press release.