GM Foundation Donates to American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief Effort
September 1, 2011 10:15 am ET
GM Foundation Donates $50,000 to Assist American Red Cross with Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts
The General Motors Foundation is providing $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help with their relief operations in the dozens of states from North Carolina to New England following the devastation of Hurricane Irene. Currently, more than 8,000 people have turned to Red Cross shelters after fleeing from the damage caused to their homes by floods, strong winds and isolated tornadoes. The donation is in addition to the $250,000 the GM Foundation provides to the Annual Disaster Relief Giving Program that allows the Red Cross to prepare in advance of disasters like Hurricane Irene to quickly assess needs and implement evacuation, food and emergency shelter resources.
Additionally, GM’s OnStar provided its Crisis Assist Services for subscribers on the Eastern Seaboard prior to Hurricane Irene’s landfall helping with navigation and alternate shelter needs out of harms’ way. Post landfall, OnStar is continuing to help impacted subscribers with emergency services, connecting to loved ones, navigating difficult road conditions and offering complimentary hands-free calling minutes.
GM Employees and others can personally provide support to victims of Hurricane Irene by visiting www.redcross.org, texting Red Cross to 90999, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).