The GM Foundation sends relief to Haiti in the form of 30 Sierra pick up trucks

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We are all well aware of situation down in Haiti, and while celebrities are holding telethons and individuals are pledging their last dollar to the relief effort, the American automaker General Motors is taking action at the request of the U.N. by sending a fleet of GMC Sierra pick up trucks to the distressed island nation as a joint effort between the GM Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

According to the former U.S. president, "I’m pleased the GM Foundation has made a generous donation of trucks to our relief efforts in Haiti, which will be instrumental in mobilizing food and lifesaving supplies,...The American auto industry has made great strides to increase aid and assistance to Haiti, and GM’s leadership demonstrates what corporate citizens can do to help the people of Haiti rebuild and recover from the massive earthquake” said Clinton. With the GMC Sierra being one of the hardest working trucks in America, we are sure that they will be right at home being put to work in Haiti.

Press release after the jump.

PRESS RELEASE

Thirty GMC Sierra pickup trucks donated by the General Motors Foundation, and packed with supplies donated from universities and organization in the USA and Canada, will be shipped from Miami to Haiti today. The GM Foundation donated the trucks following President Bill Clinton’s recent public call for vehicles to support recovery efforts.

“I’m pleased the GM Foundation has made a generous donation of trucks to our relief efforts in Haiti, which will be instrumental in mobilizing food and lifesaving supplies,” President Clinton said. “The American auto industry has made great strides to increase aid and assistance to Haiti, and GM’s leadership demonstrates what corporate citizens can do to help the people of Haiti rebuild and recover from the massive earthquake.”

The Sierra pickups are being sent to Haiti at request of the United Nations as part of a coordinated effort of the GM Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation, in response to the dire need for trucks to transport supplies to survivors. The William J. Clinton Foundation is providing transit of the vehicles to Haiti. President Clinton currently serves as U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti.

"The GM Foundation is honored to play a part in assisting with the relief efforts in Haiti" said John T. Montford, Chairman of the GM Foundation & Senior Advisor for Government Relations and Global Public Policy. "Sin Sin ce this tragedy occurred, GM employees have mobilized to assist in many different ways. We sincerely hope these 30 GMC trucks, built by the GM team in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, will help transport people and resources to where they are needed most."

The donation of the trucks is a contribution from the General Motors Foundation GM Global Aid program.

In addition to the donation of these 30 GMC trucks, the GM Foundation’s total giving for Haitian Relief is $100,000 in cash. An additional $250,000 was raised on Saturday, January 23, by the auction of a limited-edition Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette at the 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Additional donations are being collected at U.S. auto shows. All monies for Haiti relief efforts will be presented to the American Red Cross.


5 comments:

I do believe you have your info mixed up. The new Ford Powerstroke will use the urea injection. The Duramax doesn’t use that set up.

well good thing that gm have a good heart, sierra motor trucks are a good alternative in the terrain of Haiti, but IMO they should drive in Hummer or Humvee it’s very apt in ascending debris and rocks.

Good job GM foundation! Take the lead and hope that other car companies will do the same too.

Well that’s good example of good company. This donations will really help a lot of victims in Haiti incident.

Well, that will be great as those trucks are very useful and powerful. It can be great in delivering food and supplies and they can even be used to transport people specially those in need of medical attention.

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