KIA MOTORS AMERICA DONATES $500,000 TO HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF
EFFORTS THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 - Kia Motors America (KMA) today
donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross to aid the
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and provide much needed food
and supplies to affected communities throughout the Eastern
Seaboard of the United States.
"In the aftermath of this historical storm that affected
much of the Eastern United States, Kia Motors is committed to
providing assistance through the American Red Cross to
impacted individuals and communities," said Byung Mo
Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors
Manufacturing Georgia. "Our thoughts go out to those
affected by the hurricane, and we hope that our donation will
help provide comfort and aid the recovery effort."
The funds provided to the American Red Cross will help
provide food, shelter, supplies and comfort to the
individuals affected by the disaster. KMA is actively
encouraging its employees, dealer network and vendor partners
to provide additional support. For more information, on how
to donate, please visit www.redcross.org.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of
Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA
offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 755
dealers throughout the United States and serves as the
"Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA.
In 2011, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and
became one of the fastest growing car companies in the U.S.1
Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to
build the brand through design innovation, quality, value,
advanced safety features and new technologies.
Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle
line-up is available at its website - www.kia.com. For media information,
including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.
About the American Red Cross:
1 Based on 5-year cumulative growth between 12-month retail
sales for periods ending October 2007 and October 2012 of all
U.S. automotive brands.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional
support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of
the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives;
provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a
not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and
the generosity of the American public to perform its
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