Chrysler Provides Relief for North-Central Indiana Flood Victims

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Chrysler Provides Relief for North-Central Indiana Flood Victims

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Left to Right: Chrysler Group LLC's Brian Harlow, Abbie Smith – President, United Way of Howard County, Greg Goodnight, Mayor of Kokomo, and Don Havens, Mayor City of Tipton

Left to Right: Chrysler Group LLC's Brian Harlow presents a $25,000 grant for Tipton County flood relief to Commissioner Joe VanBibber, Emergency Management Director Chuck Bell, and Tipton Mayor Don Havens.

Summary

The Chrysler Foundation Donates $50,000 to United Way of Howard County and the Tipton County Foundation

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Community and Education

CONTENT: Press Release

May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, today announced grants totaling $50,000 collectively to United Way of Howard County and the Tipton County Foundation to help move residents into permanent housing following what’s been deemed by some as the area’s worst flood on record.  

“The Chrysler Foundation recognizes that natural disasters such as this can have overwhelming social and economic impact on both individuals and communities,” said Brian Harlow, Vice President, Head of NAFTA Powertrain Operations and Global Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering – Chrysler Group LLC. “Chrysler hopes that by joining hands with United Way of Howard County and the Tipton County Foundation, we can help area residents get back on their feet and into their homes.”

For at least part of the past two weeks, more than 497 Howard County residents have been living in temporary housing. While in Tipton County, emergency management officials report that more than 1,000 people, nearly half of them children − were affected by the flood. In response United Way of Howard County and The Tipton County Foundation has helped connect residents with flood relief resources, including food, clothing and temporary housing. 

How to Help:

United Way of Howard County: Give online at unitedwayhoco.org/give.php or send checks to 210 W Walnut, Kokomo, IN 46901 Write: HoCoFlood in the memo line.

Tipton County Foundation: Checks of any amount should be made to “Tipton County Foundation,” and for the memo state “Disaster Relief.” Mail donations to: TCF at P.O. Box 412, Tipton, IN 46072. Donors with questions may contact the Foundation at 765-675-1940.

About The Chrysler Foundation

The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, has established a proud legacy of empowering people in the communities where we live and work. The Chrysler Foundation focuses on four key areas through its grant application process and volunteer activities: Education: K-12 and post-secondary education initiatives that encourage the study and pursuit of careers in business, design, science, technology, engineering, mathematics or supply-chain management; Military: support for our nation’s service members and their families in need; Multicultural / Diversity: initiatives that promote inclusion and advancement opportunities for diverse populations; and Youth Development: organizations and programs that provide mentoring and related assistance to aid youth in the transition to adulthood.

Since its inception in 1953, The Chrysler Foundation has awarded more than $500 million in charitable grants.

Contact

Kevin Frazier
+1 (248) 512-2678
Chrysler Group LLC - Corporate Communications
Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Howard County | Inidan | Kokomo | Tipton | Tipton County | Victims | Wildcat Creek | flooding

CAMPAIGN: Community and Education

CONTENT: Press Release

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