Honda donates $100K, generators, offers loan assistance to tornado victims

Publish Date: 
May 29, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund for use during humanitarian relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by the recent tornadoes in the Midwest.

In addition, the company will donate Honda portable generators to local relief agencies to aid in recovery and rebuilding efforts.

“Honda wants to support the many individuals and families devastated by the recent tornados in the Midwest,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president and chief executive officer of American Honda Motor Co. and chief operating officer of Honda’s North American region. “As we have responded in the past to natural disasters, supporting the Red Cross and other local relief agencies is an effective way to quickly help those affected by the storms.”

American Honda Finance Corp. said it also is instituting measures to provide relief to customers directly affected by the storms. These include extensions of loan payments, waivers of late charges and other services as appropriate.

Honda said it has been in close communication with the Red Cross regarding its need for material and equipment. The company has a longstanding relationship with the Red Cross and has supported the emergency relief organization in previous disaster relief efforts through cash, product and in-kind donations.

Posted by Arlo Redwine