Hyundai Motor America Donates $50,000 To Support Habitat For Humanity Of Orange County

   Hyundai Motor America Donates $50,000 To Support Habitat For Humanity Of
                                Orange County

Hyundai employees participated in Habitat OC's Build Day this weekend in Santa
Ana; to date, Hyundai has committed $335,000 to the organization

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America has
once again committed $50,000 towards the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of
Orange County. Continuing its long standing relationship with the
organization, Hyundai joined with Habitat OC recently to build homes for
families in need in Orange County. On Saturday, November 5, more than 20
employees from Hyundai joined with members of Habitat OC to construct a new
home in Santa Ana. Over the past decade, Hyundai Motor America has committed
$335,000 towards local home development efforts and $50,000 annually since



"At Hyundai we operate under the theme of 'Moving the World Together' and
we're determined to make a better future for families through our volunteer
work and charitable investment dollars," said Zafar Brooks, Director of
General Affairs at Hyundai Motor America. "We have been a long-time partner of
Habitat's and we share in their vision of a world where everyone has a decent
place to live."

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County helps families in need purchase or
renovate their own homes. Over the last 24 years, Habitat OC has built 172
homes together with its volunteers for families in Orange County. Habitat OC
is currently building two homes in Santa Ana, both of which are scheduled to
be completed by the end of this year.

"It's always an absolute honor to serve with corporations that are
community-minded," said Sharon Ellis, President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity of
Orange County. "Hyundai's enthusiasm for helping revitalize communities in
Orange County was evident when Hyundai team members joined Habitat for
Humanity of Orange County to build an affordable, ownership home in Santa

In 2011, Frank Ferrara, Executive Vice President Customer Satisfaction,
Hyundai Motor America, was appointed a member of Habitat for Humanity's Board
of Directors. The appointment further strengthens the bond between the
automotive company and the charitable efforts of the organization. Since his
appointment, Ferrara has used his expertise to help Habitat for Humanity of
Orange County grow in its ability to provide more affordable homes for Orange
County's families.

To learn more about Hyundai Motor America, visit

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, visit

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a
subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed
throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and
serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles
sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes
the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside
Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to ending substandard
housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat uses
donations of land, funding, materials, professional services and volunteer
labor to build simple, decent homes which are sold to qualified low‐income
families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a zero‐equivalent interest
mortgage. Mortgage payments are recycled to build more affordable homes in
Orange County.

Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 172 homes in Orange
County since 1988 – including 27 homes in Rancho Santa Margarita – and are
currently building two affordable new homes in Santa Ana.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Habitat International is the
sixth‐largest homebuilder in the U.S. based on house closings in 2011,
according to the annual survey completed by BUILDER magazine. Habitat built or
rehabilitated 4,970 homes across the United States and is the only
non‐publicly traded company in the top 10 ranking.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, please call
(714) 434‐6200 extension 229, or visit our Web site at

SOURCE Hyundai Motor America

Contact: Zafar Brooks, Hyundai Motor America, +1-714-334-1766,; Adam Robles, Finn Partners, +1-562-413-4649,; Gladys Hernandez, Habitat for Humanity,
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