Goodyear contributes to relief efforts

Sept. 17, 2001

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is donating $1 million to help rescue workers, the American Red Cross and the families of victims killed during last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Funds also will go to rescue and relief efforts in Pennsylvania, where a hijacked plane crashed on Tuesday.

"In addition to financial aid, Goodyear has dedicated manufacturing, logistics and delivery personnel to assure continuous tire availability in both New York and Washington, D.C.," say company officials.

The Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker says it has dispatched tire engineers to help New York City's tire maintenance staff "in any tire needs to avoid equipment downtime."

Goodyear also has deployed its three blimps to "display aerial night signs to assist in relief and philanthropic efforts as long as required."