Automakers have been stepping up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to help out, and now Chevy has announced that it is sending 50 Silverado pickups and Express cargo vans to the Red Cross to aid the cleanup effort.
Each vehicle donated comes equipped with three months worth of paid OnStar service, to aid the crews in their cleanup. “It is during disasters like this that we all need to pull together as a country and Chevrolet has a role in that,” said GM CEO Dan Akerson.
In addition, $250,000 was given by the GM Foundation to the Red Cross to help shelter, feed and meet the needs of disaster victims. “GM’s generous donation of vehicles and the GM Foundation’s donation of finances will help the American Red Cross to respond with shelter, food and care, aiding affected residents now and after the storm, as they move toward recovery,” said Neal Litvack, chief development officer of the American Red Cross.