To aid emergency management officials with relief efforts, the General Motors Foundation is providing a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross to help provide shelter and meals to those affected by the disasters in West, Texas.
Even though General Motors is headquartered in Detroit, it has a sizable presence in Texas.
“As home to our Arlington assembly plant, we count many Texans as family, friends and neighbors and want to help them in this time of great need,” said Selim Bingol, vice president, GM Global Communications and Public Policy and Chairman of the GM Foundation. “All of us extend our condolences to those affected by the West, Texas tragedy. We hope that partnering with the Red Cross will help build more resilient communities across the state.”
Since 2004, the GM Foundation has provided over $7 million to global disaster relief efforts in the United States, some of which have been in Texas:
- Last year, the Foundation provided nearly half a million dollars to colleges, nonprofit organizations, and students across Texas through its Plant City Grants, Buick Achievers Scholarship Program and University Grants initiatives
- This year, volunteers of team GM Cares will help with neighborhood revitalization efforts in Arlington and Austin as part of the GM Foundation’s $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International announced in January
The GM Foundation is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, helping to ensure that the Red Cross has funds on hand to provide immediate relief when disaster strikes.
Those interested in providing support to the disaster relief efforts can visit www.redcross.org for more information or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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