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GM Foundation Gives 30 GMC Sierras To Haiti Relief Efforts Page 2

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"Immediate needs in Haiti include basic supplies and reliable transportation that can handle rugged and mountainous terrain," said GM Foundation Chairman John T. Montford.  "We believe the donation of 30 GMC trucks can have an immediate and beneficial impact on relief efforts in Haiti."  

The donation of the trucks is a contribution from the General Motors Foundation GM Global Aid program.  

The GM Foundation's total giving for Haitian Relief is $100,000 in cash.  An additional $250,000 was raised on Saturday, January 23, by the auction of a limited-edition Chevrolet Corvette at the 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.  Additional donations are being collected at U.S. auto shows.  All monies for Haiti relief efforts will be presented to the American Red Cross.  

About General Motors Foundation GM Global Aid program

Since its inception in 2000, GM Global Aid has facilitated millions in donations for disaster relief worldwide. Through this program, GM and its national and international business units and the GM Foundation can quickly direct vehicles, services, or supplies, as well as monetary contributions, to charitable organizations assisting in local disaster relief efforts.  An essential component of GM's disaster relief efforts is that which allows GM employees and others worldwide to contribute funds to disaster relief efforts. None of the funds being donated are from TARP money.

About GMC

GMC is one of the industry's healthiest brands and is evolving to include more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers. The GMC Terrain is a smaller SUV that offers 32 mpg fuel economy along with the capability, engineering expertise and refinement that have defined GMC for more than a century. Complementing the Terrain is the Acadia eight-passenger crossover, Yukon and Yukon XL and Sierra pickups. Today GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid models. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com.

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Comments (5)
  1. This is fantastic-THE only automaker who reached out to a people in dire need. Feel better, everyone, about the, "bailout,"?
     
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  2. Shouldn't the headline read: "US Gov gives 30 GMC Sierras"...afterall, the US government owns GM anyway.
     
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  3. @Jason: The donation didn't come from GM, but from the GM Foundation, which is a separate 501(c)3.
    @Fizz: I think all the Big Three automakers have contributed to Haiti's recovery efforts (e.g. Chrysler: http://www.celebsandcars.com/blog/1041799_chrysler-300-signed-by-300-celebs-and-maggie-gyllenhaal), but the contribution of both cash AND emergency vehicles is really commendable.
     
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  4. Keep Haiti in your hearts on Valentines Day! Instead of a traditional card, I’ve posted a photo of my better half on the Haiti: Wall against Hunger – at http://wall.wfp.org
     
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  5. Fizz above nailed it but I think it's more because of the economic pinch. Many auto manufacturers donate normally, if not the CEO does on a personal level.
     
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