Detroit Three Donate Cash, Vehicles to Tornado Relief

Detroit Three Donate Cash, Vehicles to Tornado Relief

Following tornadoes tearing through Oklahoma, Chrysler, General Motors and Ford are contributing aid to the storm victims.

Ford contributed a Transit Connect van to the American Red Cross and Chevrolet donated a Silverado pickup truck to Forgotten Harvest, an organization that collects food and donates it to emergency food providers.

Aside from the vehicles, Ford pledged $400,000 between the company and its dealer network. Ford Motor Company will donate $250,000 while Oklahoma Ford dealers pledged $150,000 to the United Way. The brand also said it would match donations from its employees up to $250,000.

General Motors is contributing $50,000, which will also go to Forgotten Harvest, which is currently collecting non-perishable foods, hygiene and medical supplies to donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Also of note, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is offering aid to affected dealership employees. The foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund has contributes over $5.4 million to dealership employees in need since being established in 1992.

Chrysler also announced today that it will contribute $100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a nonprofit disaster relief organization that assists local first responders with rescue efforts and post-disaster cleanup. In addition to its cash donation, Ram will donate three heavy-duty trucks.

Volkswagen also said today that it will donate a total of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

Correction: Dodge donated the three heavy-duty trucks referred to in this story last year.