HOUSTON — Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas, the automakers have announced.
Ford will raise $3.5 million for affected communities, first responders, dealership employees and their families. Ford Fund will give $500,000 to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other agencies.
Ford is also offering a Texas Is Family assistance package for customers who lost a vehicle, which includes the below-invoice price offered to Ford employees and payments deferred until next year. First responders are eligible to receive a special discount toward the purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle. Read a full breakdown here.
Toyota will provide contributions, vehicles, in-kind, and volunteerism worth $3 million. The contributions, which will include used vehicles, will go to the St. Bernard Project and American Red Cross. Read a full breakdown of the donations here.
Nissan will donate $150,000 and $100,000 in matched employee contributions to the American Red Cross, as well as providing 20 Titan pickups to humanitarian relief organizations in the Gulf Coast region. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. and Infiniti Financial Services will also offer payment deferrals and extensions to those in a FEMA-designated disaster area.
The FCA Foundation will donate $200,000 to several organizations, including Americares, First Response Team of America, and Team Rubicon. Fiat Chrysler's empolyee volunteer program is also working with Disaster Relief at Work to collect cleaning supplies at the company's Auburn Hills headquarters. An employee initiative to gather toiletries, clothing and other supplies has begun.
Volkswagen's foundation will donate $150,000 to the American Red Cross for operations in Texas and other Gulf Coast states. Volkswagen will also match any employee donations.
Subaru is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross in addition to its annual $100,000 donation to the organization. Subaru has also promised to donate vehicles to the Red Cross at a later date to help in recovery efforts. Employee donations will be matched $2 to every $1 given.
Volvo Car USA is making employee pricing available to residents in the area, as well as an additional $1,000 discount off any Volvo vehicle. A portion of each sale will be donated to Houston Texan J.J. Watt's YouCaring Houston Flood Relief Fund.