Kia Motors America Contributes $200,000 To The American Red Cross to Support Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

May 31, 2013, 16:58 ET from Kia Motors America

IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today made a donation of $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts and provide needed food and supplies to the people of Moore, Oklahoma and other communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that struck the region last week.

"Kia is dedicated to providing assistance to both individuals and communities in need and these funds will support the American Red Cross' relief effort, which is focused on survivors' immediate needs – shelter, meals, medical equipment and prescriptions," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.  "We continue to keep the victims of the tornadoes in our thoughts and applaud the efforts of relief workers around the country for their extraordinary efforts in this time of need."

Kia actively encourages its employees, dealer network and vendor partners to provide additional support.  For more information, on how to donate, please visit

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 765 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA.  In 2012, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th consecutive year.  Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety features and new technologies.

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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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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