Honda Pledges $100,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
The Honda family of companies in the U.S. has pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The pledge will consist of a corporate contribution as well as a matching gift program for individual Honda associate contributions.
Honda is working with the American Red Cross to establish two websites where associates can contribute via credit card directly to the Red Cross, which will then be matched dollar-for-dollar by the company. These sites are currently under development and will be ready this week.
Honda is also inviting its dealers, retirees, suppliers, partners and contingent workforce to join in supporting the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Honda wants to provide them with an opportunity to join us in the effort to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the storm. These contributions will be accepted at a third website, “Friends of Honda and Acura,” which will also be available later this week.
The Hurricane Harvey natural disaster is a changing and dynamic situation, and responders in the area are working to assess needs as they arise. In addition to its pledge of $100,000 made during the ongoing emergency response phase, Honda is working with the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the need for additional assistance and explore opportunities for Honda to donate products such as generators and water pumps during the ensuing recovery phase.
In response to the storm, the American Honda Finance Corp. Central Region office in Dallas is fully engaged in offering loan extensions to those in need of that assistance. They are also significantly curtailing collection activities in the areas, and are working with both our automobile and motorcycle dealerships that are in need of assistance.