Kia Donates $200K For Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:43 pm
By: News 9

Kia Motors America donated $200,000 on Monday to help with tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

Kia made the donation to the American Red Cross, in hopes of assisting with relief efforts, and providing needed food and supplies to the people of Moore, Oklahoma, and other communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that struck the region last week.

Tornadoes swept across several towns, including Shawnee, Carney, and Bethel Acres on May 19. Two people were killed.

On Monday, May 20, a massive EF-5 tornado touched down in Moore. Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds were injured.

And again, on Friday, May 31, multiple tornadoes swept across the Oklahoma City metro area. The Medical Examiner confirmed that 14 people have been killed.

Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged as a result of the tornado outbreak.

Complete Coverage: May 2013 Tornado Outbreak

"Kia is dedicated to providing assistance to both individuals and communities in need and these funds will support the American Red Cross' relief effort, which is focused on survivors' immediate needs – shelter, meals, medical equipment and prescriptions," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.

Kia official say they actively encourage their employees, dealer network and vendor partners to provide additional support.

For more information on how to donate.