General Motors has announced they will donate 24 Chevrolet Express vans to Habitat for Humanity for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
The vans will leave Atlanta loaded with tools from Lowes and Robert Bosch Tool Co. and head directly to Staten Island, NY and Union Beach, NJ where they will be dispatched to specific job sites.
The vans will help haul tools and volunteers to specific areas where homes and buildings were destroyed by October’s Hurricane Sandy, which affected a large portion of the East Coast, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
“As the initial reports of Sandy’s devastation recede from the headlines, now the hard work of recovery begins to help affected communities and people get back on their feet,” GM CEO Dan Akerson said in a statement. “The Chevy Express vans are just the right vehicles to carry the people and tools to get the job done.”
The vans are the most recent donations by GM, which has provided over $2.8 million to Sandy relief efforts. In late October GM donated 30 Express vans, five Express passenger vans, five Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUVs, and 10 Chevy Traverse crossovers to the American Red Cross.
“We are immensely grateful to all the volunteers who will work alongside these response units this week and in the months ahead, and to Chevrolet, Lowe’s and Bosch for their generous donations,” said Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds and repairs homes around the world, largely through organizing volunteer efforts.