GM Donates 50 Trucks to Red Cross

Hurricane Sandy

With all the devestation releated as result of Hurricane Sandy, GM has donated 50 vehicles to the Red Cross to support the much-needed relief teams as they get ready to help battered communities. Below is the news release GM put out today.

Naturally, our hearts and prayers go out to all those who have suffered from this powerful storm, and if you're looking for some way to help, see the Red Cross info at the bottom of the page. 

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DETROIT – Chevrolet today donated 50 Silverado full-size pickup trucks and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy and other storms buffeting the Eastern seaboard and nearby states.

“It is during disasters like this that we all need to pull together as a country and Chevrolet has a role in that,” said General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “Making these vehicles available quickly where they can do the most good is something we can do right now.”

GM’s OnStar subsidiary is also supporting the initiative by providing each of the donated vehicles with 300 OnStar Hands-Free Calling minutes of hands-free cellular and three months of its Directions and Connections plan which includes turn-by-turn navigation services. Service available via Advisor or by download. The trucks are being pulled from existing inventory at dealerships closest to where they are needed.

In addition to the vehicle donation, the GM Foundation earlier donated $250,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, which enables the agency to be ready to provide immediate disaster relief anywhere in the country.  The money is used to shelter, feed and meet emotional needs of disaster victims. The money also helps feed emergency workers, handle inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provide blood and blood products and help disaster victims access other available resources.

“The impact of Hurricane Sandy is being assessed up and down the East Coast and even further west, and the road to recovery will be long for many families,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross. “GM’s generous donation of vehicles and the GM Foundation’s donation of finances will help the American Red Cross to respond with shelter, food and care, aiding affected residents now and after the storm, as they move toward recovery,”

Anyone interested in providing support to hurricane victims are encouraged to click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.

  2012 Silverado Work Truck II

2012 Express Work Truck II 

Comments

@Lou-I think we should all send some towels to oxi to wrap around his head. Maybe he has wrapped the towels around his head too tight and it has cut the circulation of blood off to his brain. In other words he is wrapped too tight. Next he will take the bed cap off his Taco and mount a machine gun on it. He can give praise to Allah.

@sandman4X4,

I agree!

I am trying to get Gary Johnson 5% because the D and R are the same...

@Jeff S.,

The problem is too many live below or near sea level, that should be the first sign of problems and then:

It's barely 3 days and folks are already screaming for food and fuel?

C'mon folks, put the damn cell phones down, stop watching reality junk on TV and prepare for things like this!!!

@Lou,

Why would creeper cops need to weigh my pickup?

It's a normal looking pickup, it bothers no one by the few who hate on this forum!

Trust me, my pickup is clean and very safe that is why nobody ever bothers me!

Just so you know Jeff, I am Christian and have been all of my life!

I condemn our government for loving islamic radicals all over the world!

Syria: U.S. is on the islamic jihadist side...

Libya: U.S. fell into that ratt hole and now more U.S. folks have died...

Kosovo: U.S. was and still is on the islamic KLA side...

Iran: U.S. is on terror MeK side as of a few weeks ago, funny how the U.S. can just de-list a known terror group for conveniance!

Saudi Arabia: Why on earth would we support such a horrible regime when it comes to human rights, values, etc... is beyond me...

Taliban: U.S. loved them back in the 1980's and now an enemy?

Al qeada: U.S. still supports their beloved terror group the CIA helped to create!

Chechnya: U.S. supported the islamic jihadists once again...

Bosnia: Same cr/p...

Iran Contra: Remember that one?

The bashing on this site is way out of hand. This was a good deed and yes we all know it a tax break. But really people get a grip, it is something. What would / are you doing? This is a truck site and this is truck news. Grow up!

oxi: we have said this enough! it does not matter what you have done to your taco, if the Creeper/cops were to put your taco on the scale, whatever it weighs they will deduct it from the door sticker says GVWR is, THAT is IF it is not already there! but if it is not, that is what you can legaly haul, carry or drive on the roads with. But if it is over, it bepends how much, if it is a lot, they will tow it! or you may be abvle to drive it home, but no matter, you will get a fine! and a 5day fix-it tag!, and that does not meen by you, but by a state or fed lic. tech. Good luck! I have rolled threw anough "chicken coops" in my day! I know what I am talking about! but the one thing yu have fro an advantage is, you are not required to go threw a scale, unless you have a co. name on the door, and are towing something with that size vehicle, and are haulinng/towing for $$$, but that all goes out the window if you are in an accident, even if you are not at fault,(like a drunken fool plowing into you), if the police local/state arrive and see that your truck is modified, and looks like it is to heavy, GOOD LUCK, because your insurance co will throw you under the bus!

A google people search showed that oxi aka Pete was or is registered as a Democrat.

These days lots of liberals like the libertarian candidates. Much of it due to drug legalization plus saying you are a libertarian sounds more cool than if you say you're voting Democrat/Obama. So I can see Gary Johnson helping Romney by stealing from Obama.

I had lunch with some libertarians the other day. They were pulling for Romney simply because while they certainly sympathize with Johnson, they understand that Obama is so much of a horrible option that it is not time for a protest vote. The president of the organization told me himself- “We probably can’t take 4 more years of Obama, or the country is in too deep.” This was a realistic Libertarian.

Also, last night I actually saw a Gary Johnson ad on TV (I’m in VA). It was juvenile and abysmally stupid. Apparently he’s going for the moron vote.

realisticaly speaking: enough said!

"You are alsways slagging your country, you praise Toyota, and even praise the "freedom fighters" AKA terrorists that use them. I think that Homeland Security needs to pay you a visit. No wonder why you feel that you need a BOTT mobile. How was Halloween? Did you get lots of candies while out in your BOTTman outfit?"

@Lou,

If they are not bothering us they are freedom fighters and not terrorists...

Obama said it best...IRAN is tiny! Iran, Venezual, Cuba are tiny countries that aren't bothering us!

Oxi said it best...

One's terrorist is one's freedom fighter! Their is no international body that defines what a 'terrorist' is, it is up to politicians and we all know how much we can trust them.

This great nation was formed by 'terrorists' against British authority in terms of definition. The British were the legal authority and we did not like their rule and policies thus the Revolutionary War...

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/50790-So-Us-Toyota-Pickup-Owners-Could-Be-Terrorists


Yes maybe many of these victims of Sandy should have had flood insurance, but there are many that were responsible and had flood insurance and that lost everything. The attitude that it is wrong to help people in a disaster such as this is something that I would have never believed that someone could express. Have some of us become that heartless? This disaster goes beyond brand loyalty and it goes to the core of what we as Americans stand for. To debate the pros and cons of US foreign policy is one thing just as to express opinions about government conspiracies, but to take it out on innocent victims of a storm such as Sandy is unforgiveable. Whether GM donates trucks, Walmart provides water and supplies, and Red Cross provides relief these are what we as Americans have done in the past and this is what sets us apart from many other countries. Regardless of political persuasion, social and economic standing, or truck preference we should stand united and help those out who have misfortunes such as this. The day that we stop providing support such as this is the day we as a country no longer exist. I am disgusted that some would question helping out those who are effected by Sandy and who have lost everything.

@Jeff S
Keep in mind the vast majority of us (like 99.9%) agree that we should help one another when a disaster like Sandy strikes. Don't let Pete (aka oxi, george) get you down, he is in the miniscule minority.

If oxi really believes we or the Founding Fathers were the terrorists, maybe oxi should move to the UK or better yet, his beloved Afrida or the Middle East. We'll see how long oxi lasts there.

He needs to learn his history. King George III and his agents were the first terrorists here with British troops kicking people out of houses to house the British soliders and mercs and allowing british soldiers to write their own search warrants, violating their own laws of the Magna Carta. It was our Founding Fathers, and a small number of Patriots who put their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line, who said no to that tyranny! Again, if we were the terrorists why don't you move?

I agree with Lou that oxi is anti-American. I seriously believe this.

@Luke in CO --Thanks. I felt that I needed to express this. First and foremost we are all Americans regardless of our backgrounds, political beliefs, race, religion, and truck preferences. We should be thankful for what we have and that we have choices and the freedom to express our opinions. With all the problems we have as a nation are still one of the best countries in the World. We should count our blessings.

get the demax this engine drive deep on water...not a ford they have hard time just to start..and they get rusty fast....maybe use ford to block the old in the street..

Yes,
Oxi the man who alleges to have served his country as a fearless Marine, he alleges to be a fearless Baja racer, he alleges to be a fearless road course racer in a Tacoma, and he alleges to be a fearless storm chaser.....................................................
BUT.................................................................................... he derides his country, and when there is a disaster - he derides those who offer help.
When he fears that the end is near, he will climb into his BOTT (Bug Out Tactical Truck) and go hide in the deep forest awaiting mankind's end.

Yes, Oxi, the amazing poster boy for Toyota.

When GM gives trucks to the Red Cross, oxi calls it "BS."

Back in March when Toyota gave trucks to the Red Cross, oxi though it was "sweet!"

Hypocrisy?

https://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/

Winner: American Red Cross, Minot, ND


Minot, ND |

Focus: Other |

Toyota of Choice: Highlander

Through volunteer and donor support, the Red Cross assists and prepares communities for emergencies


Sweet!
Posted by: oxi | Mar 12, 2012 10:59:47 AM
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/03/toyotas-100-cars-for-good-giveaway-2012-.html

Laugh all you want but oxi just might start his own nation or community and get rid of all of you talkers and perverts. It will be called oxi nation...

We will study kbb as the bible to get the most for resale values. 10 year old Tacomas will be traded in for nearly 95% of the original cost in 2015. The messiah Toyota will come in 2015 to deliver the all new Tacoma...

It is not a matter of if but when Armagedon is coming but Wisconsin may be one of the only places saved. A lot of oxi's prophecies may seem strange to some people but that does not mean oxi is not right. Oxi may just be the chosen one. The final messanger to warn everyone of what is coming!

Laugh all you want but oxi just might start his own nation or community and get rid of all of you stalkers and perverts. It will be called oxi nation...

We will study kbb as the bible to get the most for resale values. 10 year old Tacomas will be traded in for nearly 95% of the original cost in 2015. The messiah Toyota will come in 2015 to deliver the all new Tacoma...

It is not a matter of if but when Armagedon is coming but Wisconsin may be one of the only places saved. A lot of oxi's prophecies may seem strange to some people but that does not mean oxi is not right. Oxi may just be the chosen one. The final messanger to warn everyone of what is coming!

oxi for president!

@Lou,

Jealous much?

oxi is a selfmade man, can travel anywhere and can live off the land! Can you?

I'm sick of Lou's childish antics. He should be banned!

@jj -
1st question - NO
2nd question - YES

@oxi haters,

You're not going to listen. That's fine!

But don't push it. In your own little world the legal authorities are the law. Out in the country it is oxi. Don't push it. Don't push it or oxi will give you a war you won't believe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr7hJowNX5w&feature=related

@Hypocrisy --Thanks for reposting the 100 Toyota giveaway. If you read the comments I praised Toyota for being a good corporate citizen and stated they have been so in Kentucky. GM deserves praise as well as does any corporation whether it be Walmart, Ford, GE, or anyone. The nonprofits should be given credit as well. Who cares if a corporation gets a tax writeoff the important thing is that they helped.

I think Lou should be BANNED!

Anybody under twelve should no be posting without parents permission anyways!

I have never seen such a MORON as Lou, always jealous of others modded vehicles because he either has not the brain to comprehend mods or the cash which means he lives off the government handouts aka loser!

Lou, grow up and leave the post-stock world of modding to real folks!

Lou, maybe you should go to SEMA and protest modding of pickups because that is what you seek you socialist that wants everybody to drive the same pickup except for color!

To others about Sandy:

First Toyota donated $1 million, that would be more than GM's petty donation since they still owe the taxpayers because their stock price has not hit that level to break even!

Another valid point is most of the destruction was in low lying areas and quite a few folks live near or barely above sea level!

With that said they have to assume the responsibility of risk for living so close to sea level like New Orleans!

They knew the storm was coming, they should have fled for some of them!

It's like moving right next to a hazordous chemical factory and expecting never to have an accident, explosion or chemical release at some point, c'mon, these guys chose to live so close to sea level, they made the stupid decision to live there!

Now we get folks in 3 mile long lines to get some fuel, some moron screaming at City Hall as to why no food handouts and ofcourse when you have ancient electrical infrastrcture still no power...

I is NOT your local community's responsibility to give you a meal, where does it state that in their rules, etc...?

The city has a Health Dept. tat goes around and regulates grocery stores are up to code and restaurant's, they do not tell you when to eat, etc...

City's give you services like clean running water, sanitation with waste, clean roads and other services but fuel and food, no way!

These folks cannot expect the government to wipe their rears when a disastor hits, they should have had plans and supplies in place but most are too busy with their social lives, sports and other useless reality shows to worry about big shyt like this hitting them!

They deserve their fate period!

And for the MORONS that will respond with some folks got everything wiped out, etc...

Again plans in place and supplies!

No excuse to have an alternate location miles away by foot and vehicle like a simple storage rental shed packed wth some supplies that you could get too before the storm hit, etc...

I mean get off your lazy rears and plan for shyt like this! Those living in urban dense areas, still have plans when everything goes down, we are above the animal kingdom for a reason yet we act like animals when basic services are not there anymore like many reports of fighting and cutting into long fuels lines, gins being drawn, etc...

Agaian this is what I was warning about earlier that it will be only a matter of time before widespread chaos takes over if their were Sandy's (man-made type) all across the nation like from an economic collapse, power grid failure, etc... just imagine how soon it would be before guns would be fired at folks for some fuel, truck drivers shot to take whatever they have in their trailers, etc...

When society breaks down, the first to panic are the first to die!

I ask questions while you guys sit there and never see the obvious!

Here is a good read:

Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop (With Immediate and Catastrophic Consequences)


http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/just-in-time-when-the-trucks-stop-america-will-stop-with-immediate-and-catastrophic-consequences_04022012

More good stuff to prepare for:

The Golden Horde and the Thin Veneer

http://www.survivalblog.com/2008/08/the_golden_horde_and_the_thin.html

After Grid-Down: Starvation, Supply Shortages, Food Lines, No Clean Water, No Gas, Transportation Standstill

http://www.infowars.com/shock-72-hours-after-grid-down-starvation-supply-shortages-food-lines-no-clean-water-no-gas-transportation-standstill/

Very important read:

How Horrific Will It Be For The Non-Prepper?

http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/how-horrific-will-it-be-for-the-non-prepper_05122012

@Hypocrisy,

oxi never said he was against donating to the Red Cross. He said he was against it for publicity gain! GM donates during disasters for publicity. Toyota donates all year long!!!

Go Toyota!

Sales losses this month will more than be made up next month in the storm area. Many people who before the storm had no intention of buying a new BIG HORN EDITION will be forced to replace the truck they lost.

Close to 200 Ram Truck dealers gathered at the Palace of Auburn Hills to drive their first Ram 1500 Big Horn editions into showrooms across Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Guts
Glory
Ram to the rescue!

@oxi bin laden - you got that 50 cal mount for your Terror Taco? One must keep the zombies at bay.
Me jealous?
of this guy?
I see pics of a middle aged mainstream guy, working at a middle class mainstream job( Oshkosh Military products), see pics of his brand new mainstream house in Oshkosh,WI, having a typical mainstream mid-life crisis, driving a mainstream Toyota product.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/oxi3/6250_1195147482089_1330511296_55018.jpg

ROTFLMFAO

Wow - He thinks we are jealous of some guy having his mid-life crisis driving a Taco 4 banger.
Talk about delusional.........................

Picture of Oxi's completed BOTT Terror Truck:

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID696/images/animal_house_car_number_1.jpg



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