General Motors pledges $50,000 to help Oklahoma tornado victims
Updated On: May 22 2013 11:08:26 AM EDT
The General Motors Foundation has pledged $50,000 to help Forgotten Harvest with its Help 4 Oklahoma campaign to bring supplies to tornado survivors.
Chevrolet has also donated a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup to help assist the effort.
“The GM Foundation’s $50,000 donation to Forgotten Harvest for ‘Help 4 Oklahoma’ is just the first step in our support for those impacted by the tornadoes,” said Selim Bingol, GM’s global vice president of Communications and Public Policy and the chairman of the GM Foundation. “Our employees want to help and will volunteer locally at Forgotten Harvest, and we will engage our plants and other facilities across the U.S. to collect food to help this effort.”
To implement "Help 4 Oklahoma," Forgotten Harvest is partnering with the GM Foundation, Chevrolet, Art Van, Local 4, WJR AM 760 and The Detroit Media Partnership.
“We will be collecting shelf-stable foods, and medical and hygiene products for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma,” said Susan Goodell,” CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “Vehicles will be instrumental in the implementation of this effort and we thank Chevrolet for this generous donation.”
Since 2004, the GM Foundation has provided more than $7 million to global disaster relief efforts.
The Foundation is also a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program to ensure that the Red Cross has funds on hand to provide immediate relief when disaster strikes.
Anyone interested in donating to “Help 4 Oklahoma” may call 888-332-7140, visit ForgottenHarvest.org, drop off shelf-stable items at any Art Van location or give to Red Cross.