Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hyundai Motor America, Its Employees and Dealers Contribute to Southern California Fire Relief Efforts

Hyundai Motor America, Its Employees And Dealers Contribute To Southern California Fire Relief Efforts

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 10/29/2007 Hyundai Motor America (HMA), its employees and dealers are making a concerted effort to assist in providing relief to those who have suffered in the recent fires which have ravaged portions of Southern California.

"All of us in Southern California are affected by this disaster and we're eager to pitch in and help with the relief efforts in as many ways as possible," said Keith Duckworth, executive vice president, general affairs, HMA. "Hyundai's thoughts and concern go out to those who have been affected and hopes these donations will help alleviate their suffering."

HMA has established a fund for employee donations to the Red Cross relief efforts and HMA will be matching every dollar its employees donate.

Hyundai employees and its Southern California dealers also will be collecting food and personal grooming items for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed to help those families in getting back on their feet.

Employees will also be given the opportunity to donate their personal time to assist in the rebuilding and relief efforts. It is anticipated that a number of individuals will be working on relief efforts in the next few weeks.

In addition, Hyundai Motor Finance Company (HMFC) is also acting to help alleviate fire-related suffering. In order to assist during this difficult period, HMFC is offering its retail customers in the affected areas the option to extend up to three monthly car payments without paying a deferment fee. In addition, HMFC will waive late charges on up to three payments for retail customers impacted by the fires.

HMFC customers impacted by the Southern California fires can contact HMFC toll-free at 800-523-7020 to discuss payment extension options or other possible assistance.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 750 dealerships nationwide.

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