SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), the philanthropic arm of automotive technology, systems and components leader, DENSO, will donate $20,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with tornado recovery efforts near Osceola, Arkansas. An EF-1 category tornado recently hit the area, damaging homes and impacting communities near where DENSO associates live and work.
In addition to the foundation's donations, DENSO associates, family and friends are encouraged to join the cause and donate to disaster relief efforts by visiting: www.redcross.org/donate/cm/denso-emp.
"It takes a community banding together to recover from disasters like this," said Doug Patton, DNAF president and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America. "We're glad our team members are safe and hope we can help Osceola and surrounding communities get back on their feet."
DENSO operates at 28 consolidated companies and four affiliates in North America, including two near the impacted area – DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas and Systex Products Arkansas Company (SPARC) in Osceola.
About the DENSO North America Foundation A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO Corporation operates. For more information, visit http://densofoundation.org.
About DENSO in North America DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.