Stihl, Inc. is now the exclusive sponsor of Reach Out Worldwide, based in Burbank, Fla.
Reach Out Worldwide is a network of people with backgrounds as first responders who augment relief efforts after natural disasters. Stihl said in a news release that it would provide the organization with such tools as chain saws and augers.
"We consistently respond to areas where the storm has left roads blocked," said J.D. Dorfman, operations manager of Reach Out Worldwide. "We need the highest-quality products that will get the job done every time, and Stihl is our brand of choice."
Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager for Stihl, said the company will provide Reach Out "not only the equipment they need to aid their efforts, but also the training for them to use it properly and safely."