General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet Help Distressed Neighborhoods

    General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet Help Distressed Neighborhoods

-- General Motors Foundation provides $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity

-- Chevrolet donates 2013 Tahoe to Union Beach Emergency Medical Services
station to aid first responders

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The General Motors Foundation is
providing a $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International to help
with neighborhood revitalization efforts in 12 U.S. cities. The grant was
presented Thursday by Foundation President and GM Director of Corporate
Relations Vivian Pickard during the Washington Auto Show.

From financial support for new construction, home repair and rehabilitation,
weatherization efforts and more, the GM Foundation's support of Habitat means
that work will be underway in neighborhoods in Arlington and Austin, Texas;
Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Denver; Detroit and Lansing, Mich.; Los Angeles;
Nashville; New Orleans and Phoenix.

"This grant will help construct healthier neighborhoods and an improved sense
of community," said Pickard. "In addition to the Foundation's grant, our
teamGM Cares employee volunteers will help low-income families rebuild and
restore their homes and participate in other vital community projects."

In December, Chevrolet donated to Habitat for Humanity International 24
Express cargo vans to create the organization's first-ever fleet of mobile
response units. The vehicles, filled with tools and equipment from Lowe's and
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, are currently dispatched with volunteers
assisting with Hurricane Sandy response efforts in New York and New Jersey.

"General Motors has already joined Habitat for Humanity to address a critical
need following Hurricane Sandy," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of US
& Canada operations for Habitat for Humanity International. "Today, the
company is building on its commitment, and we are very grateful to the GM
Foundation for its generosity."

Upon delivering the Habitat for Humanity mobile response units to the impacted
region, teamGM Cares volunteers worked in a number of locations, including at
the flood-ravaged Union Beach Emergency Medical Services station in Union
Beach, N.J. The experience inspired Chevrolet's donation of a 2013 Chevrolet
Tahoe to the Union Beach EMS squad that was on the front lines during
Hurricane Sandy. Chevy Regional Director Dan Adamcheck announced the vehicle
donation to Union Beach EMS Chief Carlos Rodriguez from the Chevrolet exhibit
at the Washington Auto Show.

"The Chevrolet Tahoe will serve as a daily reminder that the citizens of Union
Beach have not been forgotten," said Rodriguez. "We extend our heartfelt
thanks to Chevrolet and to the teamGM Cares volunteers for traveling with us
on the long road to recovery."

In addition to the GM Foundation and Chevrolet's support of Habitat for
Humanity, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson this month sold his Regal Turquoise
1958 Corvette in the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction for $270,000 with
all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity Detroit's projects in the
Morningside Commons neighborhood. Last year, Akerson and his wife, Karin,
personally donated $1 million as the cornerstone contribution for the "Leaders
to ReBuild Detroit" campaign.

About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of
millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to
disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting
Education, Health and Human Services, Environment and Energy and Community
Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding
of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM
Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car
brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5
million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with
fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design,
and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing
organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people
together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served
more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and
nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for
fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to
resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more
information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit, or
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join Habitat's blog community at

SOURCE General Motors

Contact: Maria Mainville, GM Communications, +1-313-573-7794,; or Tami Griffin, Habitat for Humanity International,
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