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GM Foundation Donates $100,000 to Texas Disaster Relief

by General Motors | | 06-10-2015

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 29, 2015

 

GM Foundation Donates $100,000 to Texas Disaster Relief

 

 

DETROIT –The General Motors Foundation announced today a $100,000 grant to

American Red Cross to aid in emergency relief efforts in Texas after flooding and

tornadoes have devastated the region.

“By partnering with the American Red Cross, we’re hoping that some measure of

comfort is extended during this difficult time,” said Vivian Pickard, president of the

GM Foundation. “We send our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved

ones and all who have been touched by this natural disaster.”

 

The GM Foundation has also created donation portals for GM employees who wish

to designate funding to Texas or Oklahoma American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Funds.

 

Since 2004, the GM Foundation has provided approximately $8.6 million to global

disaster relief efforts. Included in this amount is $7.5 million in financial support to

the Red Cross through the Disaster Responder Program to help communities

prepare and respond in the event of emergency situations.

 

Additionally, GM employees across the country have donated hundreds of volunteer

hours collecting and distributing emergency supplies and providing manpower

where needed.

 

Most recently, the GM Foundation supported American Red Cross and World Food

Program USA with $100,000 to aid Nepal earthquake relief efforts.

Anyone interested in providing support to the disaster relief efforts can visit

www.redcross.org for more information.

 

About the General Motors Foundation

 Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars

to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The

GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the

Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM

operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the

GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.

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