Hyundai Donates $17 Million Value in Hurricane Relief
In support of communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, Hyundai Motor North America, which includes Hyundai Motor America and Genesis Motor America, Hyundai Capital America and Hyundai Motor Group are announcing a multifaceted hurricane relief program valued up to $17 Million to help deploy immediate humanitarian aid as well as providing financial relief for current Hyundai and Genesis owners, prospective customers and dealers who were impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida and throughout the Southern region. Hyundai Capital America, which includes Hyundai Motor Finance and Genesis Finance, will also be providing financial hardship support to impacted customers who are eligible for payment relief solutions.
“Hyundai is deeply committed to helping those who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian which devastated Southwest Florida and caused major flooding throughout the South,” said José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America. “We are here to deliver immediate support and help communities get back on the road to recovery.”
Hyundai Motor Group is separately donating $1 Million to the American Red Cross in support of its Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The program is an extension of Hyundai’s long-standing Hyundai Assurance program that is dedicated to the safety, health and well-being of its customers, employees, dealers and communities in which it does business.
Additionally, Hyundai Motor America will make a $50 donation to local charities for every Hyundai and Genesis vehicle sold in the United States in October. The funds will help provide emergency lodging, food, water, relief supplies and other support for people whose lives were upended by the record-breaking storm.
“In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, our thoughts are with those impacted by the storm,” said Randy Parker, CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is immediately deploying a series of initiatives to assist our customers and help communities rebuild.”
Hurricane Ian Owner Assurance*
- Insurance deductible support (up to $500) for customers (residing in select areas of Florida) whose Hyundai and Genesis vehicles (purchased or leased in the last three years) were damaged by Hurricane Ian
- Hyundai Motor Finance and Genesis Finance (HMF/GF) may be able to provide financial hardship support options to affected, current customers, who can contact HMF at (800) 523-4030 or GF at (844) 363-7477
- Extended availability of towing/roadside assistance
Hurricane Ian Buyer Assurance**
- $1,000 cash rebate on all new 2022-2023 Hyundai models
- $2,000 cash rebate on all new 2022-2023 Genesis models
- 90 days payment deferral on all APR contracts financed through HMF/GF
Hertz Donates $1 Million
Hertz today announced $1 million in contributions to support relief and recovery efforts across Southwest Florida and to further assist Hertz employees who live in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Hertz has made a $500,000 donation to the Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the State of Florida to assist communities with disaster recovery, along with a $150,000 donation to Collaboratory’s Southwest Florida Emergency Relief Fund, which benefits the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties to directly assist people across the region.
Hertz’s contribution to Collaboratory builds on an existing partnership through which Hertz provides assistance for critical needs in the community.
Kia Donates $.5 Million to American Red Cross
Kia America announced a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Ian. The donation will support the non-profit as it works to facilitate temporary shelter and provide food and comfort items to those in need. In addition, Kia Finance America customers affected by Hurricane Ian may be eligible for payment relief solutions. Impacted Kia Finance America customers can call that company’s customer service line at (866) 331-5632 to learn more about their options during this challenging time.
Kia’s support of the American Red Cross is a further extension of the brand’s “Accelerate The Good” charitable initiative, which has provided nearly $4.8 million to those in need since 2019. In addition to hurricane relief, Kia has also established scholarships for students in need looking to pursue their dreams of higher education; allowed high schools to re-establish their football programs after pandemic-induced budget cuts; provided PPE to medical facilities nationwide during the pandemic and helped the homeless population throughout the U.S. In addition, Kia has provided donations to animal welfare organizations including those that help rescue and preserve the endangered sea turtle population and those that help shelter animals find their forever homes.