Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC’s Ram Truck brand today donated 20 Ram 1500 Tradesman trucks and $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

“The impact of Superstorm Sandy was widespread and the road to recovery will be long for many families,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer at the American Red Cross. “Through the generosity of its partners such as Ram and Chrysler Group, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and emotional support, helping families and communities with their most critical needs now, and as they begin to move toward recovery.”

Renthal is pleased to announce that we have completed our limited edition Support Japan handlebar pad promotion and we are going to write a check to the American Red Cross for the Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief in Japan for the amount of $5000.

Thank you to everyone who purchased one of these limited edition bar pads, by doing so we’re able to make a small difference in the rebuilding process of so many lives.  Also thanks to the riders who ran the special bar pads at the final Supercross round in Las Vegas earlier this year to help spread the word.

If you’d still like to make a donation to the Red Cross for Earthquake and Tsunami relief in Japan, please visit or visit the Japanese Red Cross Society at

Renthal is very proud to announce that it is producing a special limited edition handlebar pad that is going to be sold exclusively through the Rental website, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for the Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief in Japan.

We are only producing 500 of these limited edition handlebar pads and once we’ve sold through them, we will be able to make a donation to the American Red Cross for close to $10,000.00.  Renthal has very close ties with the factories in Japan, including Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki and we feel very strongly about doing our part to assist them in any way we can to help them get through this difficult tragedy.

We will be supplying our race teams with this special handlebar pad at the Las Vegas round of the Supercross series to help get the word out and build some excitement.

The pad will sell for $19.95 and can only be bought directly off the Renthal website.

To purchase, please click the link below:

IRVINE, Calif. — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) motorcycle production facilities, located in Akashi, did not sustain any damage from the recent, tragic earthquake centered in the northern part of the country.

However, the company obviously relies on a large number of outside component suppliers and vendors in order to complete and deliver finished products. While normally relying on “just in time” daily deliveries from these business partners, KHI is understandably sensitive to the issues that many of them could be facing as a result of the recent tragedy. KHI will, as circumstances dictate, make adjustments to fit the needs of all concerned.

At this time, no long-term production stoppages are planned for the Akashi plant and Kawasaki plants in Thailand and the U.S. are in full operation.

Obviously, the tremendous devastation that has occurred in Japan, and the subsequent humanitarian issues, must take precedence, but KHI will strive to maintain successful business operations during this difficult time.

To provide support to those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the presidents of all of the U.S.-based Kawasaki entities are collecting donations from employees and forwarding them to the American Red Cross. The U.S. organization will then forward the funds to the Japanese Red Cross, assuring distribution where help is needed most. Individual contributions by Kawasaki employees will qualify for the Kawasaki matching gift program. The Kawasaki Good Times Foundation is contributing $50,000 to initiate the charitable giving

Note from Johnny Campbell on JCR Honda’s support of Japan Relief Efforts:

“My heart and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters of Japan. Please join the Honda community and the Red Cross in supporting Japan’s recovery efforts.”

Sincerely, Johnny Campbell

Honda Note:

Since the tragic events began unfolding in Japan, Honda has been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our business partners, asking how they can join Honda in supporting the relief effort.

Working in conjunction with the American Red Cross, Honda has established a special microsite to accept donations online from those wishing to partner with Honda in the relief effort. The funds will not be matched but given as a total “Honda Community” donation. The contributions will benefit the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.

Thank you for your consideration and for your support of Honda and the people of Japan.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To donate, please visit the site below:
Truth MX’s sister company C28 has also set up way to support Japan thru purchasing a special designed praying for Japan T Shirt.