Subaru of America announced they will donate an additional $100,000 on top of the $100K they already give to the American Red Cross to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The Cherry Hill, NJ automaker also said they will donate vehicles, likely 2018 Subaru Outbacks, to the Red Cross at a later date to further assist in recovery efforts. They are also providing customer assistance to those affected by the storm.
Due to the extreme severity of Hurricane Harvey, the Japanese automaker announced they are matching their annual support with an additional donation to help bring aid to those affected in the Gulf Coast.
Subaru of America is also enhancing their existing matching gifts program to allow SOA employees to help support relief and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Through the program, employee donations to eligible organizations actively responding to Hurricane Harvey will be matched on a $2/$1 basis for the relief effort in Houston and surrounding areas.
Subaru customers get help
Current customers affected by Harvey are also getting assistance. The Cherry Hill automaker announced Subaru Motors Finance1 is waiving or refunding late fees to assist Subaru customers directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. The grace period will run through September 10. Subaru Motors Finance is also providing payment options if customers are having trouble making monthly payments. Subaru customers can call the special-care line at 1-888-356-0023 (select option 4 for auto) to make arrangements.
In addition to the doubled Red Cross donation, enhanced matching gifts program, waived late fees and payment options for customers, Subaru of America is also offering $500 toward the purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle for customers whose vehicle was damaged as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Look for new 2018 Subaru Outbacks, built at their Indiana plant, to also be donated to further assist in recovery efforts.
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