Autoland to Make Donations for Japanese Earthquake Relief

Autoland, Inc., the nation’s largest credit union car-buying service, announced a program to assist those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month. For each vehicle purchased through Autoland by April 30, 2011, the company will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts.

“This is a devastating disaster in human terms that’s magnified by the unstable nuclear situation in Japan,” said Marcia Francisco, Autoland’s senior vice president of marketing and business development. “The credit union movement is based on the idea of ‘people helping people.’ That concept goes beyond borders, and we want to do what we can to help the Japanese people as part of the global community.”

Francisco added, “Beyond the human tragedy, this disaster has severely disrupted the Japanese auto industry. We’re watching that situation closely to see how it might impact members of our partner credit unions who are trying to purchase cars, and how we might be able to help.”

Autoland will be supplying its partners with web graphics and other collateral to let credit union members know about the relief efforts. For more information, consumers can visit Autoland’s web site at

Since 1971 Autoland has been the auto-buying resource of choice for more than 200 credit unions nationwide, representing more than eight million credit union members.

Posted in Advocacy News, NCUA.