FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the catastrophic storms and tornadoes that recently hit six Southern states, Nissan Americas today announced an immediate $115,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross.
The funds will be used to assist the American Red Cross to provide food, clothing and shelter to victims of the disaster.
"The Nissan Americas team wants to do our part immediately to help those affected by the devastating storms that swept through the South last week," said Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas. "We know that the Red Cross is an agency that can act quickly to assess and react to disasters. Their response capabilities will help many people in the upcoming weeks and months."
The American Red Cross is incredibly grateful for Nissan's support," said Joel Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Nashville Area Chapter, American Red Cross. "Whether it's Rutherford County, Davidson County, Mississippi or in other parts of the world, Nissan is always one of the first corporations reaching out to offer their support.
Nissan has a long history of responding to humanitarian needs and disaster relief through organizations that include the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank.
About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
SOURCE Nissan North America