Volkswagen Group of America Continues to Aid Disaster Relief Efforts
Hurricanes Irma and Maria may have subsided, but relief efforts are in full force to aid those affected by these natural disasters and to help repair the destruction these intense storms inflicted. The Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is supporting relief efforts with a donation of $300,000, divided between two relief organizations—$150,000 to United for Puerto Rico and $150,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund—as well as matching any Volkswagen employee donations to charities dedicated to raising money for victims of the hurricanes, according to Volkswagen Media.
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“Volunteer Florida is grateful for the support of the Volkswagen Group of America Foundation,” said Vivian Myrtetus, Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Florida, which administers the Florida Disaster Fund. “This donation will provide tremendous support to disaster relief organizations across the state and help Florida families, businesses, and communities recover as quickly as possible.”
The VWGoA’s donation will be used to funnel food, shelter and other necessities to victims of the hurricanes.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is committed to rebuilding our communities impacted by Hurricane Irma and supporting our friends and neighbors in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. We are truly appreciative of every volunteer donating their time and the many contributions of private-sector partners, like Volkswagen Group of America, from across the nation.”
“We are thankful to Volkswagen Group of America for supporting the people of Puerto Rico during these difficult times,” said Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló. “Their generous donation will help us rebuild our island.”
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According to Volkswagen Media, so far VWGoA has donated $450,000 in disaster aid this year.