Toyota Donating $500,000 to Phillippines Support Relief

 
 
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In light of the disastrous Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines last week, Toyota has committed a total of $500,000 dollars toward relief efforts. $250,000 is being given to the American Red Cross as of November 14th. Two days ago, their Philippines branch announced a combined donation of 10 million Philippine pesos.

Jim Lents, CEO of Toyota's North American division had this to say,"On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and surrounding areas. Thanks to the generosity of our associates and team members, Toyota's giving will go even further to help families in need."

Press release below


Toyota Pledges $500,000 to Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines

American Red Cross and other Non Profit Organizations to Receive Funds
Company Will Match Employee Donations


NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2013) - Toyota today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Today's announcement - along with a previously announced pledge of 10 million Philippine pesos - brings Toyota's total contributions to nearly $500,000 USD. In addition, Toyota will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in the region.

Commenting on the donation, Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota's North America Region, said, "On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and surrounding areas. Thanks to the generosity of our associates and team members, Toyota's giving will go even further to help families in need."


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