Kohler Rental is providing temporary power and air conditioning services to wildlife rehabilitation centers in several Gulf Coast states. Included in Kohler Rental’s support effort is Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an epicenter of bird rescue and cleaning operations in Louisiana’s fringe coastal area south of New Orleans.
Based in Buras, La., the rehab center plays a key role in the effort to rescue, clean and ultimately save the lives of hundreds of brown pelicans and other native bird species exposed to pools of crude oil floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf. Helping wildlife caretakers deal with the heat and humidity of the Louisiana summer, Kohler Rental has brought in portable air conditioning equipment as well as power generators to run the AC units and power the equipment used to clean the birds. Including additional wildlife rehabilitation centers and temporary housing for volunteers and workers in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, Kohler Rental has deployed nearly 30 high-capacity air conditioners and power generators in support of Gulf oil spill cleanup efforts.
“Kohler Rental is involved in something a lot bigger than Kohler and fortunately what we do — providing for temporary climate control and power needs — can make a difference,” said Mike Nasif, general manager, Kohler Rental. “It has been awe-inspiring to see the passion and dedication of the people we support as they save wildlife affected by this environmental disaster.”
Kohler Rental is based in Kohler, Wis.