John Deere donates $2.7 million to help India in fight against COVID-19

May. 23, 2021

John Deere, Moline, Ill., will donate more than $2.7 million to provide urgent medical resources and ongoing state support to assist India in its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Our investment in communities in India where our employees, customers and business partners live and work is designed to help address the greatest needs in the ongoing fight against COVID-19,” said John May, chairman and CEO, Deere & Co. “This investment is particularly meaningful for John Deere, which has had a presence in India for more than 20 years and is the ancestral home for thousands of employees around the world.”

John Deere India will work with United Way Mumbai to develop health care infrastructure as needed by state disaster management authorities overseeing COVID-19 response efforts. These include providing oxygen generator plants, oxygen concentrators, ambulances, ventilators, child ventilators, setting up intensive care units (ICU’s) and other vital medical devices to establish health care centers.

“John Deere’s higher purpose — we run so life can leap forward — guides our response to COVID-19,” said Shailendra Jagtap, country manager, John Deere India. “We use resources to address the most pressing and immediate needs people are facing. At the same time, we are committed to invest in areas that can achieve long-term recovery and resilience against any future challenges we may face.”

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