Update: Daimler Trucks and General Motors Foundation Donate Trucks to Support Haiti Relief Efforts
Daimler Trucks and the General Motors Foundation are sending a combined total of 50 trucks to Haiti in support of ongoing earthquake relief efforts. The trucks are being delivered in response to the call of former President Bill Clinton for transport and logistical assistance to the besieged island nation.
Daimler's contribution consists of 20 Fuso Canter cargo trucks which will distribute food and aid supplies throughout the island. The General Motors Foundation is donating 30 GMC Sierras and $100,000 in cash while Florida GMC dealers and their communities have bequeathed additional supplies such as tarps and tents. The vehicles are being transported to Haiti courtesy of the William J. Clinton Foundation.
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GM is reporting that its 30 Sierras are leaving Miami, Florida for Haiti today. The trucks have been loaded with supplies donated from universities and other organizations in the U.S. and Canada.
"The GM Foundation is honored to play a part in assisting with the relief efforts in Haiti," said John T. Montford, GM Foundation chairman and senior advisor for Government Relations and Global Public Policy. "Since this tragedy occurred, GM employees have mobilized to assist in many different ways. We sincerely hope these 30 GMC trucks, built by the GM team in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, will help transport people and resources to where they are needed most."
Sources: Daimler Trucks, GM