DaimlerChrysler to help children

Auburn Hills/Stuttgart (September 19, 2001) -- DaimlerChrysler is committing $10 million, through the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, to support the children of victims of the terrorist attacks. Additional donations from members of the ...

Auburn Hills/Stuttgart (September 19, 2001) -- DaimlerChrysler is committing $10 million, through the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, to support the children of victims of the terrorist attacks. Additional donations from members of the DaimlerChrysler family around the globe - including employees, dealers and suppliers - will be established through the Fund, said DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Juergen E. Schrempp.

In tribute to the victims of the attacks and the heroes who have emerged to help them, a special commemorative American flag decal (above) will be carried by all ten Dodge Intrepid R/T's in NASCAR's Winston Cup MBNA.com 400 this weekend.

"In these difficult hours, for the civilized world and especially for the American people, we want to send a signal of humanity and solidarity," said Mr. Schrempp. "The attacks have deeply affected the lives and futures of many children who have lost a mother or father. While this can never replace the void in these children's lives, it can help give them renewed hope."

In addition, DaimlerChrysler employees, dealers and suppliers around the world have expressed a desire to help in this effort. As a result, DaimlerChrysler will open an account so that contributions can be made from the DaimlerChrysler family around the globe.

The money will be used for various kinds of support, including educational needs.

In the United States, contributions can be made to the "DaimlerChrysler Help the Children Fund" by sending checks to the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, PO Box 218006, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA 48321-9955 (CIMS 485-02-46). This has the support of the United Auto Workers (UAW).

In Germany, contributions can be made through Deutsche Bank, Stuttgart, BLZ: 600 700 70, Kontonummer: 100 000.

-DaimlerChrysler-

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