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.


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      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is Hyundai going to provide support to customers who purchased their crappy products?
        mary.keana
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        well, Hyundia and KIA are having to provide free gas to owners for lying about their gas mileage.
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      delayed payments? WOW FORD GOOD JOB! how bout you bye those pos cars back form them and buy them a much better GM vehicle instead?
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          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          Not sure that matters if the car is now buried in mud.
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      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't discourage charity, but people need to be a LOT less generous with their support. Many people in these situations are receiving much more support than they actually need, and this encourages laziness and the "victim" mentality. FEMA needs to be privatized. I don't want MY money going towards some random person in Colorado. A system where people pay monthly subscriptions to these entities is preferable to one where everyone shares the bill. That way, people who pay into the system get help when they need it, and welfare leeches who think that they are victims and think that government can pay all of their bills will get what they deserve.
        Avinash Machado
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        You win the troll of the year award.
        Michael
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Why such hostility toward sharing? Is it a slippery slope toward (gasp! shock! horror!) Socialism?
      Leland
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems like more of a ploy to sell cars than supply relief to anyone.
        Vien Huynh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Leland
        It helps people, why not? That is a nice gesture from Mazda, and they deserve attention for what they have been doing recently anyway.
      Alfonso T. Alvarez
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, basically, Mazda, in spite of their limited market share in the US is stepping up to the plate the best of these three. Ford is second best here, as they are allowing those who have not been able to work due to the flooding to have relief from payments until they return to work. And Hyundai? Gee, people, we will give you a miniscule discount on buying a new car that you could have negotiated anyway - but hey, we are clearly offering this huge discount from the bottom of our hearts!
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
        Gee... people this is coming from a person who spews hatred on every Korean articles.
          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Awhattup
          Pretty much anything that isn't GM. Paid shills will do that.
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      $750 credit, wow. Overwhelmed with the support.
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Narom
        sorry I neged you, I meant to thumbs up. I agree completely.
      DrWardBondTV
      • 1 Year Ago
      $750? So what? That's doesn't even cover the taxes. This is the same publicity stunt automakers keep doing to make the public think they are community minded. Wake up and offer these people massive deals such as $5000+ credits.
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        whatamooseiam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DrWardBondTV
        $750 is better than $0. Where's GM, Toyota, Honda?
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      Hector Djibaou
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not sure why people are bashing Mazda or Hyundai on this! Technically, they've offered more than any other car company, think about $750 for every one of the people that lost a car is actually a lot! Unless Hyndai is putting a cap on how far they stretch that $750 .... multiply the $750 by just 53 people and see how much that gets you. In the case of Mazda, it's technically the runner up in this effort with $40k. Deferring payment is a slap in the face because none of these people are even worried about finding money to pay for a new car replacement to begin with and honestly having $750 off the overall price of a car is much better than being able to defer it a couple more months. Anyway, w/e ... it doesn't really matter what anyone drives but for a foreign automaker to come to the rescue of these people that fill their wallets and for American automakers to do nothing is pretty sad if you ask me! It shouldn't be a surprised that they are making cars to get money instead of helping a fellow man in a time of need.
      AU3783
      • 1 Year Ago
      according to the comments, i guess it truly is better to not do anything at all... when does the entitled mentality end?
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