Volkswagen Provides 2014 Touareg Hybrid to Trust for the National Mall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2014) — Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) will present the Trust for the National Mall, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, with a 2014 VW Touareg on Monday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. on the National Mall.

The SUV, which will be wrapped in the Trust for the National Mall’s logo, will be used by the organization to further its mission of raising awareness and providing hands-on support for the continued restoration of America’s Front Yard. In addition, dozens of Volkswagen employees will join the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service for a Day of Service cleaning up after the July 4th festivities on the National Mall. VWGoA employees from the company’s Herndon, Virginia headquarters will donate approximately 250 hours of service to cleaning up after the July 4th weekend.

WHO:   Michael Horn, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America

Caroline Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall

WHAT:  VW Touareg hand-off and a day of service on the National Mall with Volkswagen employees 

WHEN:   Monday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Survey Lodge (Independence Avenue, between 15th and 17th Streets NW on the Washington Monument grounds)

In May 2013, Volkswagen Group of America became a strategic partner of the Trust for the National Mall when the iconic car company committed a gift of $10 million to the organization.  The donation, which will be granted over a five-year period, is designed to sustain and advance the Trust’s efforts to preserve and protect the National Mall. 

About the Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s more than 29 million annual visitors to the National Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visitwww.nationalmall.org.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.