Navistar International has donated a step van valued at $20,000 to the Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organizations, a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt. The van donation is intended to help the nonprofit in its rebuilding efforts following devastation from the April 27 tornadoes.
In addition to the vehicle donation, the truck maker donated $50,000 to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, established by Gov. Robert Bentley to help Alabama residents recover from the storm. The funds will operate on an ongoing basis to help citizens who have used all other sources of disaster relief, such as FEMA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, among others.
Also aiding in relief efforts were employees at Navistar’s Melrose Park engine plant who secured generators at the Huntsville engine plant when they were without power.
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Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.