Nissan donates 50 Titan trucks
Gardenia, CA— Nissan North America, Inc.
(NNA) donated 50 full-size Nissan Titan trucks to support Habitat
for Humanity’s rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region
due to the devastation of the 2005 hurricane season. Dan Gaudette,
senior vice president, North American Manufacturing and Quality
Assurance, NNA, presented the fleet to Chris Clarke and Ken Meinert,
senior vice presidents of Communications and Operation Home Delivery
for Habitat, in a ceremony held on the campus of Nissan’s
vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.
The retail value of the 50 Nissan trucks is more
than $1 million.
Nissan became involved in hurricane relief efforts
immediately after the impact of the 2005 hurricane season became
clear. Nissan’s efforts included a cash donation of $500,000
to the American Red Cross; a donation of 50 vehicles to the Mississippi
Emergency Management Agency; the establishment of the “Nissan
Disaster Relief Fund” to aid affected Nissan employees,
dealers and affiliates; dollar-for-dollar company-matched employee
donations to various relief organizations totaling up to $250,000;
and employee donations of items to benefit victims and evacuees
nationwide. In addition, Nissan’s Canton employees joined
with Habitat for Humanity in October to build two new homes in
their local community.
Currently, 60 homes are under construction or
completed with more getting under way each week. The trucks Nissan
is donating will replace some of the Habitat affiliate vehicles
that were lost or destroyed in the storm.