NASHVILLE – Nissan announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of the Southern Tornadoes and Floods fund to provide relief to people affected by the devastating tornadoes in Middle Tennessee.
The fund will be used to assist the American Red Cross in providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance to victims of the natural disasters.
“Our thoughts are with those whose lives have been forever changed by the devastating storms in the area,” said Parul Bajaj, senior manager, Nissan Philanthropy. “Our long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross made them a natural partner for us to work with to meet the immediate needs of the community that Nissan has called home since 1983.”
In addition to the monetary donation, 15 Nissan employee volunteers manned telephones at a telethon organized by the American Red Cross and WKRN News Channel 2 to raise funds for relief efforts. More than $417,000 was collected, including the Nissan donation.
If you’d like to join us in making a difference, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and infinitinews.com.
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