published Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Volkswagen tornado relief fund tops $1 million

A storm relief fund seeded last week by a $100,000 donation from Volkswagen’s Chattanooga operations has now hit $1.1 million.

“That was one of our really good ideas,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, executive vice president of human resources for VW in Chattanooga.

The German automaker teamed with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to create the Volkswagen Tornado Relief Fund after last week’s storms.

See Friday’s Times Free Press for complete coverage.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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rolando said...

Any other company here heading up and seeding a tornado relief fund the size and abilities of VW?

Thank you, Volkswagen.

May 5, 2011 at 8:49 p.m.
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