Nissan Sending Aid and Trucks for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Like many automakers around America, Nissan announced today its pledge to support victims of Hurricane Harvey’s path of destruction. The Japanese brand’s North American group is planning to offer three things to help those in the flooded areas: immediate cash assistance, vehicle support, and payment extensions to qualified customers.
“Our thoughts are with those whose lives have been forever changed by the devastating hurricane that has hit this region,” said José Muñoz, Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., and Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Red Cross will aid thousands of people in the coming weeks, including our customers, dealers and employees who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and we want the people of the region to know we are committed to helping them receive the assistance they need.”
Today, Nissan is cutting a check for $150,000 and sending it to the American Red Cross so that it can use the money for relief supplies, recovery planning, food, and other costs associated with the organization assisting in disaster areas. Nissan North America also pledged to match employee contributions to the American Red Cross dollar-for-dollar up to an additional $100,000.
While money is the most important thing you can send to the Gulf Coast right now, Nissan is preparing to send 20 Nissan Titan pickup trucks to organizations across the area to help distribute humanitarian relief. These rugged trucks are great for driving on the road to work or play, but the Nissan Titan is ready to move in the difficult situations that will be awaiting crews when the floodwaters finally retreat. It is currently unknown where these trucks will be headed, but we assume that once the storm has finished tearing its path across the US, more attention can be paid to allotting these versatile trucks.
Finally, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) and Infiniti Financial Services are both working on systems to assist customers hit by the hurricane. As of right now the NMAC reports that it will be reaching out to customers that they know are located in the disaster areas designated by FEMA. If a customer would like to request payment extensions on their own, they can call Nissan at (800) 406-5895.
If you have a bit of spare change yourself, consider paying it forward and donating to Hurricane Harvey relief through the American Red Cross and other reputable charities. You do not have to be a major automaker to offer a hand to those in need.