The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co is donating $1 million to the New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania relief efforts. Goodyear expects that amount to be significantly enhanced through personal donations of the company's 100,000 associates worldwide. Contributions are to be divided between The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund to provide aid for rescue workers, civilians, and their families and the American Red Cross.
The company has dispatched tire engineers to consult with New York City's tire maintenance staff to assist in any tire needs to avoid equipment downtime. Goodyear associates from several plants, who are trained emergency professionals, are in New York assisting in rescue operations.