Company donates $10,000 to Washington Rotary Club Foundation and institutes matching gift program in wake of devastating tornados
WASHINGTON, IL. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced its charitable contribution of $10,000 to the Washington Rotary Club Foundation in Washington, Ill. The donation was made to support recovery efforts following the devastating tornados that tore through the small town on November 17, 2013.
"We were immediately moved to help, after witnessing the devastation and tragedy that the city of Washington endured during last month's violent weather patterns," said Bryan Dumais, regional vice president for Nissan's Midwest Region. "These financial contributions are a direct reflection on Nissan's commitment to give back and show how much we care about the communities where we do business."
In addition to this direct contribution, Nissan has also instituted its Matching Gift Program to benefit the residents of Washington, Ill. The Nissan Gift Matching Program supports an array of organizations while acknowledging the company's employees' diverse interests. The program matches personal donations to approved non-profit organizations dollar-for-dollar; effectively doubling each monetary gift on behalf of the company. Nissan will match one dollar for every one dollar of qualifying contributions up to $2,000 per fiscal year per employee; the minimum contribution is $25.
In the wake of Washington's tragedy, The Washington Rotary Club Foundation has received thousands of dollars in donations from Rotary Clubs throughout the United States and internationally. Their primary goal is to secure housing for victims of this terrible disaster. The organization's distribution of monetary grants have allowed Washington residents and families begin the process of rebuilding their lives.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
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