Nissan Canton Donates To Local Faith-Based Effort To Support Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

   Nissan Canton Donates To Local Faith-Based Effort To Support Victims Of
                               Hurricane Sandy

- Employees return the favor helping those who supported Mississippi in
Katrina aftermath -

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 14, 2012

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today the Nissan Canton Vehicle
Assembly Plant donated $20,000 and vehicle support to a local faith-based
effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Nissan representatives
presented the donation to Rev. Jerry Young at New Hope Baptist Church during a
special ceremony at the church.

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In addition to financial support, Nissan employees have volunteered their time
to pick up donations throughout Metro Jackson, including clothing and other
items, using vans and trucks manufactured at the Nissan plant.

This event comes on the heels of Nissan's recent announcement that it will
provide employee discounts and special financing to anyone affected by
Hurricane Sandy in FEMA designated areas now until Jan. 2, 2013. Nissan also
is offering payment extensions to eligible customers.

Dan Bednarzyk, vice president and plant manager at Nissan Canton Vehicle
Assembly Plant, said this is simply what neighbors do when someone is in need.

"In 2005 right after Hurricane Katrina, communities throughout the country
sent relief to the Mississippi Gulf in a tremendous demonstration of love and
support," he said. "This is simply our chance, working with our local
churches, to return the favor."

Rev. Young, the pastor of New Hope Baptist for nearly 32 years, said that he
was moved by Nissan's support.

"Hurricane Sandy was a terrible tragedy for millions of Americans along our
nation's Eastern shore," said Rev. Young. "We wanted to do anything we could
to lend a hand during this time of need, and we appreciate Nissan not just for
providing funding, but also for the support given by their employees who
volunteered to pick up donations. This is what it looks like when neighbors
support one another."

An 18-wheeler loaded with items is scheduled to depart Thursday on the journey
to deliver donations provided by the friends and neighbors of Metro Jackson.
Anyone interested in donating to this effort should contact Rev. Young and New
Hope Baptist Church at (601) 366-7002.

Nissan has contributed more than $5 million to its neighbors in the Metro
Jackson area since the plant opened in 2003.

SOURCE Nissan North America

Contact: Justin Saia, Nissan Corporate Communications,, +1-615-725-3061,
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