YOKOHAMA (October 9, 2009) -- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in response to the successive catastrophies which hit Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, has pledged monetary donations to International NGO groups to aid in emergency-relief efforts.
Through Japan Platform, 3 million yen will be provided to those affected by Typhoon Ketsana, which hit the Philippines on September 26. 5 million yen will be provided to aid victims of the devastating earthquake on September 30 in Sumatra, and Samoa, which was struck by a tsunami on September 29, will receive 1 million yen through Medecins Sans Frontieres Japan.
Local Nissan sales companies have also begun contributions in the affected areas. Universal Motors Philippines has loaned vehicles free of charge to assist in recovery activities, and Nissan Motor Indonesia is preparing funds for the renovation of local schools run by non-profit organizations.