May 1, 2003
GM Canada introduces Community Wheels Program
Edmonton, Alberta – General Motors of Canada announced today the launch of GM Community Wheels – a community transportation program that provides General Motors’ vehicles to the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region for use by their member agencies in the Edmonton area.
GM Community Wheels in Edmonton is a pilot program that will run from May 1 through November 1, 2003. The program provides three Chevrolet Venture minivans, two Pontiac Montana minivans and one GMC Savana full-size passenger van for use by six member agencies of the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. If successful, General Motors of Canada will expand the program in the 2004 calendar year.
George Andrews, Vice President of the United Way Alberta Capital Region said, “Once again General Motors of Canada has set the benchmark for Corporate Citizenship. Thanks to this wonderful program, the United Way will be positioned to provide even greater assistance to those who need it most.”
“Transportation is one of the most challenging issues for our agency as our clients have mobility needs everyday. GM Community Wheels will make a world of difference to this organization,” said Martin Garber-Conrad, Chairperson – Success by 6.
John R. Bailey, General Director of Sales for General Motors of Canada said, “GM has a long and proud history of supporting communities across Canada. We recently donated to the Durham Region Cancer Centre and the Badger, Newfoundland, Flood Relief Effort and we are very pleased to launch the national pilot of GM Community Wheels in Edmonton.