Toyota Provides $3 Million Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
Toyota Motor North America has partnered with Gulf States Toyota, Toyota Financial Services, The Friedkin Group, and Toyota and Lexus dealers around the United States to provide more than $3 million to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The funds are going to organizations like the American Red Cross and St. Bernard Project and are also being used to make a variety of contributions toward the relief effort. For instance, Toyota will match all team member contributions through the US in support of disaster relief, match dealer contributions up to $10,000, meet the needs of evacuees at shelters in Dallas, and help team members at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas assembly plant organize to help displaced people via blood drives and in-kind donations.
“As fellow Texans, our hearts go out to those who have lost so much and we would like to extend a helping hand to help with the recovery,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America. “At Toyota, we have a comprehensive approach to disaster relief, working with numerous organizations to provide help where it’s needed.”
“Access to reliable means of transportation is a critical element to any disaster relief and recovery effort,” said Mike Groff, president and CEO of Toyota Financial Services. “We hope that our donated vehicles will help meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.”