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    i found this while snooping around Snopes.com

    Contributions to Red Cross or other 9/11 fund
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    Aston Martin: No information found on web site. (Aston Martin is now owned by Ford.)

    Audi: Includes a press release about Audi's contribution of $100,000 to the New York Fire Fighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and other fundraising efforts.
    (Also see the entry for Volkswagen, as the Volkswagen Group includes Audi and Volkswagen in the United States.)


    BMW: Includes press release about BMW Group's donations of $1 million in cash and ten new BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles to the Red Cross for national relief efforts and 100 motorcycles to the New York Police Department.

    Daewoo: No information found on web site.

    DaimlerChrysler: Web site says they are committng $10 million to help children who have lost parents in terrorist attacks

    Fiat: No information found on web site.

    Ford: Includes detailed page about Ford's participation in the National Tragedy Relief Effort, including donations of $1 million each to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army and a program for matching all individual employee contributions.

    General Motors: Includes GM Response To National Tragedy detailing General Motors' many contributions to organizations assisting September 11 victims, including donations of $1 million to the American Red Cross and 50 automobiles to the New York City Fire Department.

    Honda: A Honda Responds page lists contributions of $1.5 million to the United Way of New York's "September 11 Fund" and the American Red Cross.

    Hyundai: The Hyundai Cares page promises a $300,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

    Isuzu: No information found in Isuzu News section of web site.

    Mitsubishi: Page about Contributions to Relief Efforts details Mitsubishi's contributions to September 11 programs, including $200,000 raised for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

    Nissan: A page on Nissan's web site announces their $1 million donation to the American Red Cross and the Twin Towers Fund plus details other forms of support the company and its employees have put forward.

    Porsche: Porsche has announced it will be donating 20% of the proceeds from its Drive For Hope Cross-Country Trek to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund.

    Subaru: A Subaru in the Community page mentions that Subaru and its parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. in Japan, have made combined contributions of cash and equipment totalling approximately $1 million through the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other relief organizations.

    Suzuki: Opening page includes an American flag link to a page detailing their contributions, which include matching employees' contribution of $31,000 with $31,000 of their own and donating SUVs and ATVs at Ground Zero to aid rescue workers.

    Toyota: Toyota was the one automobile company that took the initiative of contacting us, even though we had not given any indication we would be writing about this topic. Their page about Toyota's Contributions to the Relief Effort details a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross and a program to match similar employee contributions.

    Volvo: Opening page of web site includes link to a letter to New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani offering the city the use of Volvo and Mack vehicles and equipment at the Volvo Group's expense. (Volvo automotive is now owned by Ford.)

    Volkswagen: Includes a press release about VW's donation of 25 vans to the New York City Fire Department and another press release about the formation of a foundation to assist victims of terrorist attacks in the United States, which will be initially funded with $2 million dollars from Volkswagen.

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    Hyundai only forked over $300k?? F-ing cheapskates! I am glad I stick with the good-ol' American Ford, Chevy, & Dodge (aka Daimler-Chrystler) who donated $1m or more, plus other stuff like vehicles and other options like employee donation matching.
     
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    Hyundai has since gone tits up.
     
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    How much did you give?

    If you want to be pissed off, get pissed off that victims' families got paid EXTREMELY well -

    :-/

    The money paid to those families is what pisses me off...fucking greedy bastards.
     
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    You are mistaken. Hyundai did not go tits up. They bought Kia when they went tits up as well as Daewoo. Hyundai is strong and yes, they are cheap bastards.
     
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    Actually I gave $500 - half of my tax refund in 2002. The rest went to pay off my credit card. I COULD have spent the $$ on myself. Plus I bought the memorial stamps from the USPS.

    The victims families SHOULD get paid well. What, you think they should just take the death of a friend or family member lightly? What about the income that was lost for those families who had members who were vicitms? You sound like you are jealous of the money they got. I bet that 100% of those who received money, would give it back just to have their loved ones alive again.
     
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    blah - what about the income I'd lose if I died? Should my survivors sue the federal goverment because I could have made more, cept for a tragic death?

    :bs:

    That's what private life-insurance is for. I'm only jealous because I know of nearly a thousand servicemen, and some women, who have died in the past year; I'd wager in 95% of the cases, their families recieved $200K from the Serviceman's Group Life Insurance policies.

    To say an executive making millions of dollars per year, who likely HAS millions in life insurance, should be worth MORE millions from our federal goverment is an insult to everyone who has served.
     
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    If someone who goes into the military and DOESN'T expect to get captured, injured, or die in the process then they are less than smart for signing up in the first place.

    They do NOT deserve any reimbursement.

    This isn't Wendy's. You don't get paid to flip burgers, you get paid to die for your country.
     
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    Since when do civilians get paid for dying?
     
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    bullshit - if that is the case, then the 9/11 families deserve no better that their life insurance if they had them.

    That kind of mentality right there jsut pisses the hell out of me.

    If you've served, then I respect your opinion even though I think it is bullshit - if you haven't, then that kind of remark is just unwarranted.
     
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    That is what insurance is for. We don't fly a hammer and sickle on the flag.
     

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