GM and the National Automobile Dealers Association began helping dealers affected by the Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma.
“NADA is working with state and metro dealer associations in the affected states to notify dealers and their employees that financial assistance is available,” David Hyatt, NADA vice president of public affairs, said in an e-mail.
Dealers in Oklahoma affected by the tornado can seek help at the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. The fund was started I 1992 and since then NADA has offered more than $5.4 million to almost 8,500 dealership employees. Almost $3.5 million went to 5,600 dealership employees in 2005 when the nation was hit by Hurricane Katrina.
The GM Foundation is also offering $50,000 and Chevrolet donates a 2013 Silverado to the Forgotten Harvest organization, which collects food for the emergency food providers and its “Help 4 Oklahoma” campaign.
“Chevrolet continues its support of local organizations and disaster relief efforts with the donation of a Chevrolet Silverado to Forgotten Harvest,” Mark Reuss, GM North America president and vice chairman of the GM Foundation, said in the statement. “GM and the GM Foundation will support ‘Help 4 Oklahoma’ with the full breadth of our operations.”