Toyota Donates $50,000 to Help Victims and Families Affected by Arizona Fire
The 100 Club of Arizona and Yarnell Community Center to Receive Shared
NEW YORK, July 10, 2013
NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced a $50,000
donation, to be divided between the 100 Club of Arizona and the Yarnell
(Ariz.) Community Center, to aid and support families of the 19 firefighters
who lost their lives and the families who lost their homes in the recent
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"On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families that
have lost loved ones and homes in this tragic event," said Latondra Newton,
group vice president, national philanthropy and the Toyota USA Foundation.
"Our thoughts go out to everyone in the community."
Toyota has operations and offices near the affected areas, with the Toyota
Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), Toyota's largest vehicle evaluation investment
in the United States, being located in Wittmann and Toyota Financial Services
customer and dealer service centers near Phoenix.
Since 2001, Toyota and its North American employees have donated nearly $15
million in charitable funds and vehicles, as well as the skill-based
volunteerism of Toyota's employees to support disaster relief efforts across
the United States.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and
currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over
31,000 in the United States and its investment here is currently valued at
more than $19.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations,
research and development, financial services and design.
Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where
it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term
sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the
country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. To date, Toyota
has contributed $700 million to nonprofits in the United States.
For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities
nationwide, visit www.Toyota.com/community.
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