GM donates 30 GMC Sierra pickups to help Haiti relief effort

While many are opening up their checkbooks to help out Haiti, General Motors Foundation is donating 30 GMC Sierra pickups to the Haitian relief effort to assist victims and aid workers, following a recent public call for vehicles to support recovery efforts by Bill Clinton.

Two of the trucks arrived in Miami today to help out during the NFL Little Haiti Outreach Event held at the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center.

“Everyone in America has been affected in some way by this tragedy,” said Susan Docherty, GM Vice President Sales, Service and Marketing and GM Foundation Board member. “That includes GM employees, families and friends. GMC and the NFL are visiting the heart of the Haitian community in South Florida to show our support.”

The 30 Sierra pickups will arrive in Haiti mid-February with additional supplies such as tarps and tents donated from Florida GMC dealers and their communities. The William J. Clinton Foundation is providing transit of the pickups to Haiti. Clinton currently serves as U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti.

The GM Foundation also donated $100,000 cash for the Haitian Relief and an additional $250,000 was raised by the auction of a limited-edition Chevrolet Corvette at the 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

– By: Kap Shah