Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced that the General Motors Foundation and GM China have donated in excess of US$1 million to support disaster victims in China and Myanmar.
GM China has made donations of over US$850,000 for local efforts, while the GM Foundation has donated US$200,000 in aid to China and US$50,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme to aid victims of the cyclone in Myanmar.
GM China will also match its employee contributions for local disaster response efforts, and the GM Foundation will match other employee contributions, up to a total of US$100,000, made by May 27.
“We are saddened by the magnitude of these disasters, and mourn the loss of life and the devastation that the disasters have brought to so many people,” said Rod Gillum, GM Vice President and Chairman, GM Foundation. “Our employees have a long tradition of responding to such emergencies quickly and compassionately. GM is always ready to assist in global relief efforts to provide food, water, medicine and other resources to those who are in need.”