FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America announces a $300,000 donation to the American Red Cross in the wake of the devastation in the states of Texas and Florida, caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. This is in addition to a $200,000 donation, which was previously announced for 5 children's hospitals, to benefit victims of the storm in Texas. The donation was announced with Members of Congress from Texas and Florida at Hyundai's national press conference in Washington, D.C. for pediatric cancer awareness month on September 14th. A ceremonial check was presented at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to Ms. Linda Mathes, National Capital Region CEO on behalf of The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to all the flood victims impacted by superstorms Harvey and Irma. As a part of our commitment to helping build stronger communities, we are honored to provide this additional support to the American Red Cross to assist those impacted," said Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America. "We know that it will be many months before these communities will return to normal, given the severity of loss. Hyundai and its local dealer are committed to being a partner during this recovery process."
The American Red Cross has launched a massive response program to aid the thousands of storm victims in Texas and Louisiana, along the Southeast and in the Caribbean. This includes mobilizing thousands of trained Red Cross disaster relief workers, deploying truckloads of relief supplies, and providing meals and shelters. The aftermath of the storms has left millions without power and countless others with damage to homes and property, many beyond habitation. Partnering with the American Red Cross will help bring urgent necessities and a sense of comfort to families truly in need.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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