Foreign carmakers have avoided donations to 9/11 Victims-Fiction!

Foreign Auto Manufacturers Are Not Donating to Victims of the Attack on America Despite Record Sales in the U.S.Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
This message says that although U.S. car manufacturers have donated generously to the victims of the Attack on America, the foreign car makers have not. Some versions of the message say the originator surfed the internet and checked out each company’s website to assemble the list. The eRumor closes with the suggestion that if you’re going to buy a car, buy American.
The Truth:
The donation picture could change as time goes by so these figures should not be taken as the final accounting, but they do clearly demonstrate that foreign car makers are helping the victims of 9/11.
FORD Motor Company
$1 million to the Red Cross. A pledge to match employee donations. $550,000 from the Ford Facilities and Dealer groups. $1 million from the UAW’s Ford National Programs unit.
General Motors
$1 million to the Red Cross. Sixty vehicles donated to relief effort. A pledge to match all employee donations.
Daimler Chrysler
$10 million to support the children of victims of the attacks. Additional fund raising among employees.
Harley Davidson
$1 million donation. Thirty new motorcycles for the New York police.
$2 million to create a foundation for giving to relief activities. Twenty-five vans given to the New York Fire department.
$300,000 in donations.
$100,000 to New York firefighters.
$1 million to the American Red Cross. One-hundred motorcycles to NYPD and 10 SUVs.
Owned by General Motors, so a part of GM’s activities.
Partners with GM and does not sell cars in the U.S.
Nearly $1 million to the American Red Cross. An employee donation program. Eight ATV’s to NYPD. Twenty electrical generators to the Red Cross.
Employee and company donation program in both the U.S. and Japan.

$1 million split between the Red Cross and the Twin Towers fund. Also matching employee donations.
Devoting portions of funds collected from several fund-raising projects.
$532,000 to the American Red Cross.
Matching employee donations. Has given 25 all-terrain vehicles and five SUVs.has donated 25 all-terrain vehicles and five four-wheel-drive SUVs,
$1 million to the American Red Cross. Matching employee contributions. More than $800,000 from American affiliates.
Audi America
Ford Motor Company
Last pdated 02/12/02