Hyundai Donates $1 Million to Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund

 
 Governor Riley
Hyundai President Joo Soo Ahn presenting $1 million check to Governor Bob Riley.  The donation from Hyundai will be used to help Alabama victims of Hurricane Katrina.

MONTGOMERY – Governor Bob Riley on Friday thanked Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama for its contribution of $1 million to help Alabama victims of Hurricane Katrina.

 Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama President Joo Soo Ahn presented the $1 million check to Governor Riley for the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund.  The Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund will help Alabama disaster victims.

 “Hyundai is an outstanding corporate citizen reaching out to Alabamians in need.  During these difficult times, it is very meaningful to know that Hyundai and others are willing to help our citizens who are suffering,” Governor Riley said.

Grants from the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund will be awarded by a committee comprised of members from the United Way of Alabama, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Department of Human Resources, local officials and a representative from the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

 “Everyone at Hyundai is deeply concerned for those who have been impacted by this terrible storm,” said President Ahn.  “In addition to the contribution, our Team Members have shown an outpouring of generosity in monetary contributions and donations during two on-site blood drives.  We are committed to working together to help bring rapid relief to victims.”

Modeled after similar funds created by the states of North Carolina and Florida, the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund is managed by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  The United Way of Alabama is serving as the fund’s fiscal agent.

 Contributors may send checks made payable to the “Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund” to:

 Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund
P.O. Box 1523
Montgomery, AL 36102

 Those seeking additional information may contact 877-273-5018 or visit http://www.servealabama.gov.

 Located in Montgomery, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama is the company’s first assembly and manufacturing plant in the United States.

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For more information, contact the Governor’s Press Office at 334-242-7150.

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