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Hankook Tire Supports Clarksville Tornado Victims with $10,000 United Way Donation

2018. 03. 06

Hankook Tire Supports Clarksville Tornado Victims with $10,000 United Way Donation


Clarksville, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) – In the wake of a tornado that damaged homes and property in Clarksville, Tennessee, Hankook Tire is supporting community residents by making a $10,000 donation to United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region. The funds will be used by LifePoint Church to purchase Visa gift cards for tornado victims in Clarksville, which is home to the company’s North American tire manufacturing plant.


“Helping the community in times of need is very important to us,” said Hankook Tire Tennessee Plant President Ilhwan Jeon. “Clarksville’s residents have been an important part of our success, so our hope is to support them as they have supported us.”


The funds Hankook contributed to United Way will be distributed through LifePoint Church. Those who have experienced damage should contact LifePoint to submit an explanation and documentation of their need and a request for assistance. Applicants can contact LifePoint by emailing info@lifepointchurch.tv or calling (931) 920-5594. 


"It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community united,” said Ginna Holleman, CEO of United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region. “As swift as the winds that caused the destruction, our local network of support has been far mightier. Many heavy loads and heavy hearts have been lifted by the caring power of our community. Hankook Tire's incredible generosity will help mobilize vital assistance for families who have been affected by the tornado. On behalf of all we serve together, United Way thanks Hankook for reaching out a hand to offer help, and most importantly, being a driving force of hope."


The donation is the latest in a number of efforts Hankook has made to help the community. Last September the company donated $10,000 to help United Way fill a truck of supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims. Hankook also has a major nationwide partnership with DAV [Disabled American Veterans], hosting mobile service office stops at partner dealers around the country, including an event in Clarksville.


For more information about Hankook Tire’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, visit http://www.hankooktire.com/global/sustainability.html.


About Hankook Tire America Corp.

Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook America markets and distributes a complete line of high-performance and ultra-high-performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States. Hankook America is a subsidiary of Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., a Forbes Global 2000 company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and led by CEO Soo Il Lee.