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Kia America Donates $150,000 to Maui Wildfire Relief Efforts

- Donations to The American Red Cross and The Hawaii Community Foundation will help people affected by the wildfires in Hawaii


Kia America announced $150,000 in donations will be made to two organizations that are responding to the devastating wildfires in Hawaii. The American Red Cross and the Hawaii Community Foundation will receive $100,000 and $50,000, respectively, to support relief efforts on the island.

Ken Garff Automotive Group, owner of seven Aloha Kia dealerships on the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii, is providing relief support to employees and their families and will provide six Kia vehicles with drivers for 60 days to assist with logistical needs to the communities of Maui and Lahaina. In addition, Ken Garff Automotive Group will donate $50,000 to Hawaii Community Foundation. Kia America is matching the $50,000 donation to further recovery efforts in the area. Kia America and Ken Garff Automotive combined donation is $200,000 to Maui Wildfire relief efforts.

“The fires in Hawaii are devastating not only to the local community, they also impact the entire nation and Kia is dedicated to supporting those in need through our ‘Accelerate The Good’ program,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America and Kia America. “We hope that today’s donations provide some hope and relief to those directly affected and help speed the recovery and rebuilding process.”

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood supply; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission.

The Hawaiian Community Foundation is an established, highly visible organization in the Hawaiian community that is renowned in helping local initiatives supporting Hawaiian culture.

In addition to the monetary donations, Kia Finance America (KFA) will be providing financial hardship support to impacted customers who are eligible for payment relief solutions.

Maui Disaster Relief Buyer and Owner Programs**

  • $1,000 cash rebate on all new 2023-2024 Kia models for customers who provide proof of vehicle or home damage caused by the Maui wildfire that originated August 2023 and purchase from a qualified Kia dealer.  Proof of damage to be provided by a valid insurance claim form.  
  • Current customers affected by the disaster can contact KFA at (866) 331-5632 to discuss financial hardship support options. Maui Disaster Relief Buyer and Owners Program available through 11/30/2023

These latest donations are a further extension of Kia’s “Accelerate the Good” charitable initiative, which has provided more than $22 million to those in need since 2019. In addition to the donations to the American Red Cross and The Hawaii Community Foundation, Kia has made donations to causes that include treating childhood illness, helping to fight hunger and homelessness, relief for victims of natural disasters, and aid for military families.

**Customers who provide proof of vehicle or home damage caused by the Maui wildfire that originated August 2023. Proof of damage to be provided by a valid insurance claim form. 

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