In response to Sept 11, 2001's tragic events in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, the Michelin Group has contributed $1 million to assist the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Michelin Relief Fund has been opened to all 128,000 Michelin employees worldwide who wish to donate.
Although Michelin Group had no personnel directly injured in the attacks, the company wished to respond directly to the events. The Michelin Relief Fund will be established immediately to help victims through the National Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross.
Michelin North America Inc is donating round-the-clock, on-site service and up to $250,000 in tires for emergency vehicles of all types involved in the ground-zero recovery efforts ongoing in lower Manhattan. This donation will involve:
An on-site service truck in the ground-zero area 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The truck will service all emergency vehicles involved in recovery efforts.
Up to $250,000 in Michelin tires to any emergency vehicle in the crisis area as necessary to maintain operation of the vehicle.
An on-site Michelin technical expert continuously available to assist in any tire- or mobility-related issues to insure continuous operation of all vehicles.
If Michelin makes a tire for the vehicle, it will be included in the relief effort Michelin expects to service and provide tires for heavy-construction and earthmover equipment as well as fire engines, ambulances, police cars, and other support vehicles.