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  • MadMo44Mag

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    GM, Ford, & Chrysler Nothing needs to be said... Ford, Chrysler and GM's contributions after 9/11

    An interesting commentary...You might find this of interest:

    CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM's
    contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington .

    The findings are as follows.....

    1. Ford
    - $10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions
    of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept.
    The company also
    offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.

    2. GM
    - $10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions
    of the same number and a fleet of Vans, SUV's, and Trucks.

    3. Daimler Chrysler
    -$10 million to support of the children and victims
    of the Sept. 11 attack.

    4. Harley Davidson motorcycles
    - $1 million and 30 new
    motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

    5. Volkswagen
    -Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation,
    funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

    6. Hyundai
    - $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

    7. Audi
    - see VW

    8. BMW - Nothing.

    9. Daewoo - Nothing.

    10. Fiat - Nothing.

    11. Honda - Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

    12. Isuzu - Nothing.

    13. Mitsubishi - Nothing.

    14. Nissan - Nothing.

    15. Porsche - Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche website.

    16. Subaru - Nothing.

    17. Suzuki - Nothing.

    18. Toyota - Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001.
    Condolences posted on the website .

    Whenever the time may be for you to purchase a new vehicle, keep this information in mind.
    You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company. Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States ... It's OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention..

     

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    Very good information... also it seems the other countries do little to help us when we ask, but get pissed if we are not on their doorstep 5 seconds after their crisis has begun
     

    MadMo44Mag

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    Very good information... also it seems the other countries do little to help us when we ask, but get pissed if we are not on their doorstep 5 seconds after their crisis has begun
    Yep, they always have their hand out and we always step up but never is it the other way around.:banghead:
     

    idleprocess

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    If buying a car based on contributions to 9/11 relief is important to you, then such a listing might be of use. Personally, I'm more interested in the specifics of the vehicles that a specific automaker produces as opposed to what they do or don't donate to.
     

    micah7488

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    2 reasons why i like honda.
    1) http://corporate.honda.com/america/events.aspx?id=disaster-relief
    2) they have damn good vehicles that are well built and get decent gas mileage.
    i know that they are well built because my sister got into an accident with my parents crv and a dodge 1500. all we had to do was pop the light on our crv back out, while the insurance company had to pay 1500 to fix the dodge. and concerning gas mileage, i currently own a honda civic hybrid and when gas gets to 4 dollars again i shall be loving every minute that i get when my car is sipping about 40 to 50 mpg.
     
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