To celebrate the opening of Hyundai Motor Company's new Washington, D.C., location, the automaker donated $25,000 to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund recently, a Hyundai release said.
"The Capitol Police officers make sacrifices every day to protect our democracy, and this donation is a gesture of our appreciation for their outstanding work," Jerry Flannery, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. said in the release. "Their brave and rapid response a few weeks ago prevented a major tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are still recovering."
The Capitol Police protect Congress and the visitors to its buildings.
"The U.S. Capitol Police keep all of us safe, and we wanted to show our support for the local Washington community where we live and work," David Kim, vice president of Hyundai's Washington, D.C., office, said in the release. "In conjunction with the opening of our new office, which is right down the street from the Capitol, this is our way of honoring the heroic actions at the recent congressional baseball practice. We thank the Capitol Police for their dedicated service on that day and every day of the year."
Hyundai's nonprofit organization, Hope on Wheels, also awarded grants worth $1 million to five children's hospitals in the region to help with pediatric cancer research.