When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Hyundai Motor America reached out to its South Korean headquarters to decide how to help. The company settled on funding what had been a gamechanger in South Korea's coronavirus response — drive-through testing centers.
In the U.S. the company has donated $4.4 million to testing centers so far. In addition, of the more than 545,000 tests administered at the centers as of July 6, Hyundai donated 65,000. They are reserved for pediatric cancer patients and people displaying COVID-19 symptoms,
Hope On Wheels, Hyundai's pediatric cancer nonprofit spearheading this initiative, supports 23 centers across the United States primarily at children's hospitals in hard-hit cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles.