The Tornadoes in Oklahoma have devastated not only the state, but the entire country as well. When it happened, General Motors asked if any employees would like to kick in to see what could be raised. We’re pleased to write that to this date, GM Employees have donated $28,500 to help provide relief to tornado victims.
The donations will go to Detroit-Based Forgotten Harvest’s “Help 4 Oklahoma” campaign. This is a partnership that was created in partnership by Forgotten Harvest, The General Motors Foundation, Chevrolet, Art Van, WDIV Local 4, WJR News/Talk 760 and other organizations. The GM Foundation lead the campaign charge by donating $50,000 and Chevrolet followed suit by donating a 2013 Silverado to help with cleanup and restoration.
Our very own Lordstown plant is in the front of the pack in money raised! Here is the top 5 GM organizations in terms of money raised:
- Flint Manufacturing – $8,700
- Wentzville, Missouri – $4,400
- Lordstown, Ohio – $4,200
- Fairfax, Kansas – $3,700
- Bowling Green, Kentucky – $2,500
GM employees have also donated more than $12,000 in gift cards and have filled three 50 foot trailers with supplies. These supplies include soup, water, dog food, diapers and other necessities. There are also some teams from the Fairfax Plant that plan to travel to Oklahoma to assist with cleanup and rebuilding.
In addition to assisting victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes, GM Employees also spent time raising funds to help victims of tornadoes that ripped through Flint, Michigan last week. While no one got injured, there were more than 100 homes and $2,500,000 in damages. Flint area GM plants have raised an additional $1,400 for this cause.
From all of us here at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, we are proud to be part of an organization like General Motors that takes such an active role in the community.