The General Motors Foundation deepened its commitment to Habitat for Humanity International with a fresh donation of $1 million to benefit neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the U.S.
The donation, revealed at the Washington Auto Show, is devoted to home construction and rehabilitation efforts in 12 cities, including Detroit and Lansing. Other cities include Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore and Los Angeles.
In December, GM donated 25 Chevrolet Express cargo vans to Habitat for Humanity to help with Hurricane Sandy response efforts.
"General Motors has already joined Habitat for Humanity to address a critical need following Hurricane Sandy," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada operations for Habitat for Humanity International, in a statement. "Today, the company is building on its commitment, and we are very grateful to the GM Foundation for its generosity."
The GM Foundation dispenses funds originally donated by the Old GM, which made its last commitment to the foundation in 2000.
GM CEO Dan Akerson has recently developed an interest in Habitat for Humanity efforts. His 1958 Chevrolet Corvette was recently sold at auction for $270,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity's efforts to improve Detroit's MorningSide neighborhood. Akerson and his wife, Karin, donated $1 million to the cause last year, as well.
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