|Nissan Responds to Nation's Tragedy
All of us at Nissan are deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragedy and the events that have followed.
Out of emergencies such as this, heroes arise and come forward. We express our deepest gratitude to all personnel and to the tens of thousands of volunteers working to heal a nation.
Nissan employees throughout the country are assisting in these efforts. We are especially proud of the Nissan employees and family members who are serving in the military or volunteer emergency services or otherwise supporting the recovery.
Please join Nissan in support of their tireless efforts and sacrifice!
Nissan Financial and Employee Support
On behalf of Nissan employees, affiliates and dealers around the world, Nissan has donated over $1 million to the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. and the Twin Towers Fund. In addition to this donation, Nissan has matched employee contributions to these funds. To date, Nissan has contributed an additional $337,000 in direct and matching contributions from Nissan employees.
A $125,000 contribution was made to the United Service Organizations (USO) on behalf of NNA and Vince Gill, country music star, for the 2001 USO Holiday Tour. This gift was made possible by Vince Gill, whose appearance at a Nissan event was cancelled in the wake of September 11.
Additional Efforts on Behalf of Nissan and its Employees:
For Nissan employees, Nissan has established a Supplemental Military Pay Program in support of Nissan employees called to duty.
Nissan's Northeast Region donated a 2002 Nissan Sentra in support of a fundraiser at Koeppel Nissan in Queens, NY. The fundraiser will benefit the Fireman's Widow and Children's Fund.
Nissan Employees throughout the US have donated blood as a part of a company-wide initiative.
Contributed $5,000 to the Fireman's Widows and Children's Fund on behalf of Koeppel Nissan and Cox Nissan.
Nissan Motor Acceptance Support
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), including its Infiniti Financial Services (IFS) division, is the automotive financial services arm of Nissan North America, Inc. NMAC instituted a NMAC/IFS Consumer Support Program immediately following the September 11 tragedy. This program is designed to provided direct relief to those impacted by the tragedy or its aftermath by the following:
Providing payment extensions to assist retail and lease customers in geographic areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as disaster areas following the terrorist attacks.
Providing vehicle valuation information to consumers considering vehicle surrender due to family tragedies.
Providing payment deferral and other relief to active military personnel pursuant to the 1940 Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act.