Contributors to this thread. We are seeing false information concerning a major automotive manufacturer, Honda,
who would like the opportunity to set the record straight. In our judicial system a party is innocent until proven guilty. On our board when someone posts something that isn't accurate it has a tendency to snowball into something which it isn't. Therefore on behalf of Honda Motors here is their reply.
We've recently come across comments on your board regarding Honda's
lack of contributions after 9/11 and wanted to make sure you know
that this story is a hoax. Attached below is a statement from Honda
and we would appreciate it if you would share this with your online
Statement by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Re: Honda Contributions to 9-11 Recovery Efforts
December 2, 2008
Shortly after the devastating events of September 11, 2001, an internet
hoax was launched claiming that CNN had reported that many international
automakers, including Honda, had failed to contribute to the corporate
response to the 9-11 tragedy.
In fact, not only did Honda make a significant contribution to several 9-11
funds, but the reality is that no such CNN story was ever broadcast. This
false allegation was a complete hoax. Today, documentation of this hoax is
featured on snopes.com, urbanlegends.com and other myth busting
Now, seven years later, it is unfortunate that this same hoax has
reappeared on the internet. While we made our contributions in the same
humble and positive spirit as many other corporations, we now feel
compelled to re-state the record regarding Honda's significant response to
the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
For the record, the Honda family of companies and our associates
contributed in excess of $1.5 million in support assistance and products to
aid recovery efforts and to help victims of 9-11 cope with their
devastating losses. The bulk of these funds were contributed to the United
Way of New York "September 11 Fund," and to the American Red Cross.
Honda products contributed to the recovery efforts included donations of
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and generators to help rescue and recovery
workers quickly navigate the difficult terrain around the World Trade
Center and commercial generators donated to the American Red Cross for use
in disaster-relief efforts, including at the World Trade Center site.
Honda is honored to have participated in these efforts.
Corporate Affairs & Communications
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd., M/S 100-3W-5D
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Direct: (310) 781-4358
Cell: (424) 477-9226
Fax: (310) 787-4417