Hurricane Michael, which was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States, sadly claimed the lives of 60 people and caused over $14 billion in damage. Recently, the Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it will donate $125,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in support of Hurricane Michael relief.
How will the VW donation help the Hurrican Michael relief efforts?
Volkswagen’s donation will be utilized in several ways to support Hurricane Michael relief efforts. This includes food, shelter, and medical support for displaced residents, along with assistance with starting the recovery process to rebuild their homes and communities. Also, Volkswagen Group of America will provide matching funds to VW employee donations made to Volunteer Florida or other charities in support of those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael.
“VWGoA expresses its deepest thoughts and concerns for those affected by this catastrophic storm, including our employees, dealers, customers, and their families. We appreciate all that the Volunteer Florida network and fellow volunteers are doing to help provide relief to Floridians during this rebuilding time.” – David Geanacopoulos, Senior Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Public Policy, VWGoA
Volkswagen Group of America Foundation
The Hurricane Michael relief efforts are the latest in an extensive history of the Volkswagen Group of America Foundation helping those in need. Founded in 2001, it has made many grants to charitable organizations, including those that provide disaster relief. Also, for the Volkswagen Get Involved Summer of Service, thousands of VW employees across the country volunteer for charitable and community projects.