Automakers, suppliers, dealers give to relief efforts

Automakers, suppliers and dealer groups have responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by donating nearly $30 million to relief efforts. Much of it has been earmarked for the Red Cross. Some of it has a more specific purpose, such as DaimlerChrysler's $10 million donation for children who lost parents.

An e-mail message that circulated through auto industry computers across the nation last week took some import-brand automakers to task for failing to give. That list, purportedly drawn from Web sites, did not include many companies that are donating.

Contribution highlights

Automakers

Audi of America Inc.

$100,000

BMW AG's U.S. group

$1 million; $30,000 from BMW Manufacturing Corp.; 10 X5s, 100 police motorcycles

DaimlerChrysler AG

$10 million; established fund for employee, supplier and dealer contributions; shelter tents for victims, vehicles for NYPD

DaimlerChrysler AG and the UAW

$1 million

Ford Motor Co.

$1 million, matching employee contributions; 10 Excursions for NYFD; vehicles for victims' families, rescue efforts; use of office space and equipment

Ford and the UAW

$1 million

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

$500,000; 500 generators for rescue efforts

General Motors

$1 million, matching employee contributions; use of vehicles for cleanup efforts

American Honda

$1.5 million, matching employee donations; vehicles, generators

Hyundai Motor Co. (includes Kia)

$300,000

Isuzu America Inc.

$7,000

Mitsubishi International Corp.

$1 million

Nissan North America

Matching employee donations; $1 million

Toyota Motor Corp.

$1 million; created fund for dealer and employee contributions, matching employee contributions

Volkswagen of America Inc.

$2 million; 25 EuroVans

Suppliers

Bridgestone Corp.

$1 million

Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. - $100,000

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

$1 million

Johnson Controls Inc.

$1 million

Group Michelin

$1 million

Michelin North America - $250,000 worth of tires

Siemens Corp.

$3.5 million and matching employee contributions

ThyssenKrupp USA Inc.

$1 million

Yokohama Rubber Co.

$100,000

ZF Group

$250,000

Dealer groups

Asbury Automotive Group.

$500,000

Lithia Motors Inc.

$100,000

Detroit Auto Dealers Association

Seeking $200,000 in dealer donations

Greater New York Auto Dealers Association

$250,000

New York Ford Dealer Advertising Fund and Ford Division

$500,000

VW, Audi dealers in U.S. and Canada

$2 million

NADA

$400,000

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