CDK Global Leaps into Action to Join Hurricane Harvey & Irma Relief Efforts

CDK Global Leaps into
Action to Join Hurricane
Harvey & Irma Relief Efforts

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You can help those affected by Harvey by donating to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Canadian Red Cross, or the NADA Emergency Relief Fund.


Hurricane Harvey has broken records as one of the largest storms in U.S. history. Harvey has affected thousands of people in its path of destruction, and the damage will be felt for years to come. Hurricane Irma followed Harvey and has devastated the Caribbean Islands, Florida and brought flooding to Georgia and other areas. At CDK Global, we want to do all we can to make the recovery as easy as possible for those affected. This is a time for us to come together and support our valued dealer customers.

CDK Global Relief Efforts

Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and their families in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We will continue to support our customers during their journey through recovery, making sure they are connected to the resources they need. In preparation for the storm, we notified our dealers to let them know how to best shut down equipment safely during an emergency, and we increased support staff in the affected areas. We will continue reaching out to our dealers to get a better understanding of their well-being and their support needs. Our field engineering team is on the ground assisting our customers immediately for onsite support.

Our employees have stepped up to the plate as well. Throughout our organization, volunteers are organizing blood drives, clothing drives and other ways to raise money for those affected by the hurricanes. Some of our employees in Seattle organized a dunk tank fundraiser at their Summer Barbecue. Employees donated to dunk six executives and raised $1,443 to donate to the relief efforts. Another employee, Melanie Hess, joined CAWS and Best Friends Animal Society and drove cargo vans from Utah to Texas to help rescue and relocate 200 animals to no-kill shelters. We’re proud of how so many of our employees have stepped up to help.

In addition to our efforts in the field, CDK Global will double match any donations from our employees to the American Red Cross Relief Fund, Canadian Red Cross, or the NADA Emergency Relief Fund. If you donate $10, CDK will match it with $20. CDK has also made a $10,000 donation to The NADA Foundation for its Emergency Relief Fund, which is used to assist dealership employees who have been impacted by personal property damage caused by the storm. We stand by our customers, and are supporting their recovery in every way we can.

Dealer Efforts

As the floodwaters rise, so does the number of people who need rescuing. Over the past few days, we have become aware of very brave dealers taking action to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Augie Rodriguez Gunn, of Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney, organized a drive down to Houston to provide food and water for those in need. Gunn loaded up items like bottled water, canned food, diapers, and clothes in the back of her truck and drove them to evacuation centers.

Sonic Automotive Inc.’s Jeff Dyke was featured in Automotive News for his efforts in providing aid to his hometown of Houston. Dyke filled up two of his own pickups with supplies, food and clothing and headed towards Houston, where 19 of Sonic’s dealerships and about 1,500 employees are located. Several of his employees have lost their homes and he expects that number to rise.

Our marine dealers in Texas are taking their inventory to the heart of the storm damage and using the boats to rescue people trapped in the flood waters. One of our marine dealers spent the past few days in Houston rescuing families stranded in their homes and delivering them to safety.

Alongside our dealers, several CDK employees from the surrounding areas are taking their own boats down to Houston and assisting in the rescue effort. Volunteers from all over Texas have rescued thousands of people since the start of the storm and brought them to emergency centers in the city. We want to thank our dealers and employees for their continued relief efforts and commitment to helping those affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

How Can You Help?

You can help those affected by Harvey by donating to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Canadian Red Cross, or the NADA Emergency Relief Fund.

We would love to hear your ideas on how we can help those in need! Email socialmedia@cdk.com to share your ideas.

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