Yesterday, October 30th, Chevrolet donated 50 Express cargo vans and Silverado full-size pickup trucks to the American Red Cross to make their recovery efforts easier.
“It is during disasters like this that we all need to pull together as a country and Chevrolet has a role in that,” said General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “Making these vehicles available quickly where they can do the most good is something we can do right now.”
OnStar, which GM’s subsidiary, will also help by including in each of the donated vehicles three months of its Directions and Connections plan and the 300 OnStar Hands-Free Calling minutes of hands-free cellular. The GM Foundation also donated $250,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy and other storms affecting the Eastern seaboard. The money will also be used to feed emergency workers, and even provide blood for the victims.
Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross said that officials are currently assessing Hurricane Sandy’s impact up and down the East Coast and even reach further in the west. He also said that it will take long to help all families in need.