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Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and GM Respond to Sept. 11 Attacks

September 27, 2001

Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and General Motors have all responded to the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. The automakers have donated money, vehicles, and blood to help aid the victims affected by the chain of events on Sept. 11, 2001. Ford donated $1 million to the American Red Cross and $1 million to the Salvation Army. In ad-dition, Ford donated or loaned 58 vehicles to various agencies, including 10 Ford Excursions to the New York Fire Department, 15 Ford Rangers, and two Explorers to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, and two Lincoln Navigators and two Rangers to the Federal Bureau of Investiga-tions (FBI). Ford also promised to match all employee donations to the Red Cross. DaimlerChrysler donated $10 million to support children of the victims of the terrorist attack. An account has also been opened to employee contributions and will be used for various kinds of support, including educational needs. The General Motors Foundation contributed $1 million to the Red Cross and will match dollar for dollar all employee contributions. General Motors also provided Suburbans and Yukons to the New York Fire Department. The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) has a number of members who serve the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, various New York City agencies, the FBI, and other organizations in the New York and Washington metropolitan areas.
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