It’s not a good month for many folks in Texas. Portions of the Lone Star State are facing extreme flooding and Ram Truck with the FCA Foundation along with Nissan are taking notice. This week, Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation donated $100,000 to the First Response Team of America and Nissan donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in flood relief efforts.
“Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation are committed to helping our friends in these Texas communities get back on their feet and on the road to recovering from the devastating floods. In Texas and across the nation Ram truck owners are the kinds of neighbors who are ready to lend a hand when you need it most,” says Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, FCA US.
Ram is supporting the First Response Team of America who is providing their fleet of Ram vehicles for community restoration. Relief efforts will also focus on home site recovery and delivering food, water, and cleaning materials.
“Our thoughts are prayers are with the people of central Texas. We are heartened by their unwavering spirit during this difficult time and we are humbled to support relief efforts,” says Jody Trapasso, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President of the FCA Foundation.
Nissan’s support of the Red Cross is similarly focusing on flood relief efforts by providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance including support vehicles, warehouses, and manpower.
“We want to help those whose lives have been disrupted by the devastating storms that have hit the Texas region. The Red Cross is well respected as an organization that can act quickly to assess and react to disasters. We know they will help hundreds or perhaps thousands of people in the coming weeks, including our customers, dealers and employees who are dealing with the aftermath of these extreme weather conditions,” says José Muñoz, Chairman, Nissan North America.
The most recent torrential rainfall occurred overnight Thursday when several inches fell on the already saturated Dallas-Fort Worth area. The result was major flooding of roadways and submerged vehicles that led to multiple high water rescues. Houston and the community of Wimberly, Texas were also hard hit in recent days. In Wimberly, a search continues for 12 people swept away in the flooding over Memorial Day weekend.
As the month draws to a close, we wish Texas a speedy recovery and a drier month of June.