Akron, Ohio -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is donating $1 million to the New York, Washington and Pennsylvania relief efforts. The company says it expects that amount to be significantly enhanced through the personal donations of the company’s 100,000 associates worldwide. The contributions are to be divided between The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund to provide financial aid for rescue workers, civilians and their families and the American Red Cross.
The company also has sent tire engineers to consult with New York City's tire maintenance staff to assist with any tire needs to avoid equipment downtime. Goodyear associates from several plants, who are trained emergency professionals, are in New York assisting in rescue operations.