March 2006

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.

 


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