The meteorological event of Hurricane Sandy may be more than a month behind us now, but the devastation left in the storm's wake is still very real to hundreds of thousands of families impacted by the storm living in the hardest-hit areas in the Northeast. To help with the rebuilding efforts, which will likely continue for months or years to come, earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity sent 20 Express vans donated by Chevrolet from its Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters, to areas impacted by the storm in New York and New Jersey.

Along with Chevrolet and General Motors, home-improvement giant Lowe's and Robert Bosch tools also pitched in to help with the relief efforts. The latest donation adds to GM's earlier donation of 30 Chevrolet Express cargo vans, five Express passenger vans, five Tahoe Hybrid SUVs and 10 Traverse crossovers to the American Red Cross. The total value of contributions from GM and the GM Foundation to Sandy relief efforts currently stands at more than $2.8 million.

The week before, GM, in conjunction with the United Auto Workers, donated specially equipped Chevrolet Express vans to the Detroit VA Healthcare System to help transport wheelchair-bound veterans. In addition to the Detroit VA center, VA medical centers in Jackson, Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will also receive vans.

Source: General Motors