MITSUBISHI Motors in the UK has handed two 4x4s over to volunteers in Somerset to help with the flood relief effort.
Somerset County Council needed more vehicle support and approached Mitsubishi’s UK headquarters in Cirencester, who were happy to provide two L200 pick-ups for as long as needed.
The County Council will pay for insurance to enable volunteers from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG) to continue their good work.
The vehicles will be used by volunteer co-ordinators Tim Holmes and Stuart Smith, who have been working in Burrowbridge and Moorland since the flooding began.
Cllr David Fothergill, Local Member for Monkton & North Curry, said: “We’ve already helped source boats and amphibious vehicles to provide a lifeline to people in Somerset whose homes have been cut off by floods.
“These latest vehicles will make a real difference by enabling dedicated volunteers from FLAG to continue their excellent work which includes taking vital supplies to the people who need them. FLAG have done a great job with limited resource, and we’re pleased to help them where we can. We would like to thank Mitsubishi for these brilliant vehicles.”
Heather Venn, Chair of FLAG, said: “I’m delighted these vehicles have been provided to help Tim and Stuart in their vital co-ordination roles.
“Both of them have worked tirelessly to support these communities since day one, and having the use of these vehicles will mean they are able to continue their excellent work helping the people who need them.”
Dan Pigot, Corporate Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, who arranged for the vehicles to be donated, said: “We have all seen what the people in this area are going through so we were more than happy to help in this way. The Mitsubishi L200s are the perfect vehicles to allow the excellent volunteers to continue doing their vital work in helping the people affected by the floods.”