HYUNDAI DONATES $1.5 MILLION TO ALABAMA EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Furthers State Support During a Time of Need
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May, 11, 2011– Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) reinforced its commitment to the state of Alabama and its community with a $1.5 million donation to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. The money will be used to provide aid and support to those that were tragically hit by the recent Alabama tornadoes that swept the state late last month.
“This is corporate citizenship of the highest order that has emerged in the time of our State’s greatest need,” said Governor Robert Bentley. “Alabama’s partnership with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has grown deeper through the years and has blossomed into a true friendship. While I am humbled, I am not surprised by the generosity of this fine company.”
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy, and to all of our fellow Alabamians who lost their homes and all of their possessions,” said HMMA President and CEO, YD Lim. “We hope that our humble gift to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which is given on behalf of all Hyundai Motor Company affiliates, will help bring necessary supplies and relief to our fellow citizens as quickly as possible, and that it will provide a measure of hope and comfort to those who are suffering at this time.”
The purpose of the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund is to provide help to Alabamians who have exhausted all other avenues of disaster relief, such as FEMA, Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and any other disaster relief programs. The United Ways of Alabama will serve as the fiscal agent for the Fund. A board of directors will be created to allocate funds.
HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., is an independent manufacturing operation of Hyundai Motor Company, based in Seoul, Korea. HMMA currently produces the 2011 Sonata and 2011 Elantra sedans. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 900 Hyundai dealerships across North America.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.