APTOPIX Colorado Flooding

Hyundai, Mazda and Ford have initiated programs to aid victims of the recent floods across Colorado. Hyundai is stepping in to give help directly to drivers, offering those with flood-damaged vehicles a $750 credit on a new Hyundai. "At this stressful time, the last thing flood victims should be concerned with is how they are going to replace their water-damaged or destroyed vehicles," Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of Hyundai's American sales, said.

The Hyundai program will run from September 18 through the end of October, and will cover all citizens in counties declared disaster areas by FEMA. Residents will need to provide proof of residency and a letter from their insurance company describing the damage to their vehicle.

Mazda, on Friday, announced that it'd be donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross and a further $15,000 to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, in the name of disaster relief. Mazda's President and CEO, Jim O'Sullivan, said, "The flooding across the states of Colorado, Texas and New Mexico has been absolutely devastating for not only the people living there but their four-legged loved ones as well. Mazda hopes that those in need can get the help they deserve through such great organizations as American Red Cross and Humane Society of Boulder Valley."

Ford is offering delayed payments for customers impacted by flooding, allowing owners to skip one to two months of car notes until the situation stabilizes. The program is open to Ford and Lincoln customers that have bought or leased their vehicles with financing through Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda or Volvo's respective financial service arms. Eligible customers will be informed via postcard, or can contact Ford directly at 1-800-723-4016.

Take a look below for press releases from Hyundai, Mazda and Ford. You can also click over to the American Red Cross's page to donate toward the relief efforts.
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HYUNDAI HELPS COLORADO FLOOD VICTIMS REPLACE DAMAGED VEHICLES
Support Program Provides $750 Credit Towards the Purchase of a New Hyundai Vehicle

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 – To help those affected by the recent and devastating Colorado floods, Hyundai is offering a disaster relief credit to get drivers back behind the wheel. Individuals whose cars were damaged in the flooding are eligible to receive a $750 credit towards the purchase of any new Hyundai vehicle model year 2013 or newer.

"At this stressful time, the last thing flood victims should be concerned with is how they are going to replace their water-damaged or destroyed vehicles," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai is committed to helping those in need, and by offering this support program we are making it easier for victims to get not just back behind the wheel, but back on the road to recovery."

Flood victims of all FEMA disaster declared counties are eligible to receive the support: Boulder, El Paso, Larimer, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, Pueblo, Washington and Weld counties. Recipients must be able to show proof of residency, and an insurance-provided letter indicating damage to their vehicle. The disaster relief program will run from September 18 – October 31, 2013.

This is not the first time Hyundai has offered support to aid those affected by natural disasters; Hyundai has provided more than $3.1 million in credits to victims of Hurricane Katrina, the 2013 Mid-Tennessee floods and Oklahoma tornadoes, and Super Storm Sandy.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

MAZDA DONATES $25,000 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS AND $15,000 TO HUMANE SOCIETY OF BOULDER VALLEY SUPPORTING DISASTER RELIEF
Sep 20, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced two donations to support relief efforts for disasters such as the Colorado flooding through both the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Mazda has made donations in the amount of $25,000.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief and $15,000.00 to Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

"The flooding across the states of Colorado, Texas and New Mexico has been absolutely devastating for not only the people living there but their 4-legged loved ones as well," said, Jim O'Sullivan, President and CEO, MNAO. "Mazda hopes that those in need can get the help they deserve through such great organizations as American Red Cross and Humane Society of Boulder Valley."

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a community supported, open-door facility that provides shelter, medical care and behavioral rehabilitation to more than 9,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1902, the shelter has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the community and a national leader in animal welfare. It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Learn more at www.boulderhumane.org.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

FOR CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY RECENT STORMS, FORD CREDIT AND LINCOLN AUTOMOTIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFER FINANCIAL RELIEF

Ford Motor Credit Company and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services are offering customers affected by recent floods and other storm damage the option to delay some car and truck payments. The disaster relief program allows qualified customers to delay one or two monthly payments, resuming their regular payment schedules when their situations improve.

The offer is available to customers who are leasing or have purchased vehicles with financing from Ford Credit, Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, Jaguar Credit, Land Rover Capital, Mazda American Credit, PRIMUS or Volvo Car Finance.

Customers who are eligible for the disaster relief program will be sent postcards with contact instructions. Customers also may call this toll-free number: 1-800-723-4016.