Both Polaris and Mahindra came to the aid of those hit by Hurrican Dorian by providing off-road vehicles.
Mahindra sent 5 Roxor off-road vehicles to the Sandals Foundation in Jamaica, a non-profit that for a decade works to uplift and empower Caribbean communities.
Polaris send a team of Ranger 1000 vehicles to Team Rubicon, and emergency response organization that is currently deployed in Great Abaco and Grand Bahama, helping to provide medical care to those in remote areas. Team Rubicon is also working to provide route clearance, chainsaw operations, home repairs, debris removal and flooded home muck outs.
The Roxors are also fit with a few accessories to make them even more useful, including a winch, pintle hitch and light bar.
Both brands stepped up in a time of need for many people, especially in the Bahamas. “This is what Mahindra’s RISE philosophy means: seeing a community in trouble and providing help. We feel our vehicles are especially suited for this kind of dangerous, rugged environment and I can’t think of a better way to put them into service than by helping the Bahamian people through what has been a truly horrific tragedy,” said Rick Haas, Mahindra Automotive North America CEO.
“When natural disasters strike, Team Rubicon is ready to take action and we are honored to help support their mission,” said Kyle Duea, Vice President of Marketing Off-Road Vehicles at Polaris. “As the recovery efforts continue, our RANGER vehicles will provide Team Rubicon with transportation to deliver needed support and help communities affected by Hurricane Dorian rebuild.”