Simantel would like to congratulate The First Response Team of America and Caterpillar on being named finalists for the US Chamber of Commerce “Best Partnership” award. This is a publicly judged “people’s choice” award, so submit your votes to help them win! Voting is open through Nov. 2, 2012.

Why vote?
When a natural disaster hits a city, leaving behind road-blocking debris, it can prevent medics from reaching people who are injured and need rescuing. Using Caterpillar’s donated equipment, The First Response Team of America is able to access those in need—helping to save lives.

The Citizen award is dedicated to a business-nonprofit collaboration whose goal is to achieve high impact and sustainable results on a single social, community, or environmental issue.