Ajax, Ontario – General Motors has given $135,000 to the United Way of Durham in Ontario at a volunteer appreciation lunch, wrapping up the agency’s 2010/2011 campaign by delivering its annual donation. GM and its employees have donated a total of $720,000 to the campaign in Durham Region, where the automaker’s head office is located, marking an increase of 12 per cent over the previous year.
“As part of our longstanding commitment to strengthen the communities in which we operate,, support for the United Way is one way we can help reduce inequities for those in need,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director at General Motors of Canada. “The vital work performed by the many agencies supported by the United Way has helped build the caring communities in which we live.”
GM Canada and its employees have supported the United Way in the Durham Region since 1940, and over the last decade, have donated over $12 million to the local campaign. The 2010/2011 United Way of Durham campaign has collected over $3.5 million so far with the help of over 1,000 volunteers, with a campaign goal of $3.7 million.