After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, General Motors and the GM Foundation have come forth with a donation to aid emergency rescue and relief effort. $100,000 will come from the GM Foundation to the American Red Cross and World Food Program USA. The other $50,000 will come from General Motors directly for India Prime Minister Relief Fund for the most immediate need.
“The sense of purpose to move quickly and answer the call to help when disaster strikes is embedded in General Motors and its Foundation,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “We extend our condolences to the thousands of families and communities impacted by this devastating earthquake. We hope that by partnering with these organizations we can do our part to help bring some measure of comfort during these difficult times.”
GM has set up global employee donation portals for employees who wish to donate directly to the relief effort as well.
Since 2004, the GM Foundation has provided $8.6 million to global disaster relief efforts, with $7.5 million gone directly to the Red Cross through the Disaster Responder Program.