Hyundai recently celebrated the opening of its new office in Washington, D.C. Like at many of Hyundai’s events, the automaker wasn’t looking to make the show just about itself. Instead, the manufacturer looked to give back to the community. To do so, Hyundai donated $25,000 to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund.
The Capitol Police protects the members of Congress, Congressional buildings, and those who enter the facilities. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund aims to remember, respect, and honor those who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.
“The Capitol Police officers make sacrifices every day to protect our democracy and this donation is a gesture of our appreciation for their outstanding work,” said Jerry Flannery, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
Hyundai’s new office is located down the street from the Capitol and will represent the automaker at the state and federal levels. Experts will work side-by-side with those involved in creating transportation and automotive industry policies.
Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels also awarded five grants totaling $1 million to five children’s hospitals as an effort to continue their commitment in the battle against pediatric cancer.