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CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM's contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington. The findings are as follows:

1. Ford- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire
Dept. The company also offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.

2. GM- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv's, and trucks.

3. Daimler Chrysler- $10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.

4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

5. Volkswagen- Employees and management created a Sept 11
Foundation, funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

6. Hyundai- $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

7. Audi- Nothing.

8. BMW- Nothing.

9. Daewoo- Nothing.

10. Fiat- Nothing.

11. Honda- Nothing, despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

12. Isuzu- Nothing.

13. Mitsubishi- Nothing.

14. Nissan- Nothing.

15. Porsche- Nothing. Press release with condolences via the
Porsche website.

16. Subaru- Nothing.

17. Suzuki- Nothing.

18. Toyota- Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and
August 2001. Condolences posted on the website


Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and/or American based company.

Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States. It's okay for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention.
 

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As a employee of Harley-Davidson Im very proud of the company I work for.

They donated all those bikes and money to NYC and that shows alot of class in my book!

They had a lottery drawing in the Milwaukee plants to see whitch employees would ride the bikes from Milwaukee to NYC.

It was really cool to see all the employees who wanted to job!

Each employee rider also carried the million dollar check at some point during the ride,so it came by way of all of them.

Then once they got to NYC the employee rider turned the keys over to the NYC officer personally.

It was a great feeling to see a company that Im part of do this.
 

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That is funny, I thought that the US helped bail out Japan and Germany after WWII.
 

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Thanks for the extra link Rod n Az... I got the above in an email as well. Good to see someone other than the homeland business' can offer up some support.
 
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