FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial or the “Company”) today announced the expansion of its Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program in collaboration with Ronald McDonald House Houston, to address a unique mobility challenge for children and families visiting the House. The Company’s Cool Cars program enables families – many of whom have traveled miles from their homes for medical treatment for their sick children – to have access to GM Financial late-model vehicles for transportation support during their stay.
“We are pleased to extend our Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program to the families of Ronald McDonald House Houston,” said Dan Berce, President and CEO of GM Financial. “Our goal with this program is to ease the transportation challenges to and from treatment centers, including visitors who may have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We will also extend our support to the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston later this year.”
Ronald McDonald House Houston, which opened in late 1981, joins other Ronald McDonald House locations in Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Michigan to receive a Cool Car – all regions where the Company maintains a significant commercial or employment presence. In total, GM Financial plans to deliver approximately 30 vehicles nationwide through this program in 2017.
“As the Texas Medical Center’s pediatric care centers continue to grow, there is an increased need for our services,” said Rick Noriega, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Houston. “The Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program helps support seamless transportation for children and their families between our Holcombe House flagship facility and their treatment hospitals – another way we can fulfill our mission of providing families with a place of comfort and support.”
Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids is one half of GM Financial’s Mobility Initiative – a multifaceted effort focused on driving upward mobility in communities across North America. This platform also includes KEYSSM by GM Financial, which helps consumers unlock smarter financial futures by bridging the financial literacy gap through a combination of live community trainings and online financial education tools and resources.
About GM Financial
General Motors Financial Company, Inc. is the wholly-owned captive finance subsidiary of General Motors Company and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit www.gmfinancial.com.
About Ronald McDonald House Houston
For more than 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Houston has been helping families with seriously ill children stay close together during these difficult times. By providing a “home away from home” while their child receives the treatment they need, Ronald McDonald House Houston is able to meet families’ most vital need for a place to stay while also providing opportunities to connect with other families facing similar crises. Together, we can continue to provide safety and comfort to these children and their families when they need it the most. To learn more, visit www.rmhhouston.org.