Volkswagen Group of America Foundation Donates $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation to Aid Tennessee Wildfire Relief Efforts

Jan 25, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Dolly Parton and David Geanacopoulos

HERNDON, Va., December 19, 2016 /3BL Media/– The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation, created by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA), announced today that it has donated $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, in support of relief and recovery assistance efforts following the devastating wildfires in Tennessee.

“Volkswagen would like to express its thoughts and concern for all of those affected by the wildfires,” said David Geanacopoulos, Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Public Policy, Volkswagen Group of America. “Like the Dollywood Foundation, Volkswagen calls Tennessee home, and we hope that our contributions will help our neighbors in Sevier County begin to rebuild their lives and community.”

The donation will help the My People Fund in its mission to provide direct aid to the families affected by the wildfires in Sevier County, Tenn. More information on My People Fund can be found here.

The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation, founded in 2001, was formed by the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., to make grants to charitable organizations, including those that provide disaster relief.

About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va.; the company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.

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