August 31, 2017
Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey
"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."
Dan Friedkin, chairman of GST, has established the Friedkin Disaster Relief Fund and has guaranteed at least $1 million in funding from the Friedkin Family. The Friedkin Group and GST will support Toyota and Lexus dealers, their associates as well as individuals across the region recovering from the hurricane. To make a donation, please go to: www.friedkinrelieffund.com.
"Many people's lives will never be the same after Hurricane Harvey and the recovery process will require as much assistance as possible," said Friedkin. "This community is our home, and it's important for us to do whatever possible to ensure that our associates, dealers and anyone impacted by the storm have the support and resources to bounce back during this difficult time."
Today, TFS and Lexus Financial Services (LFS) announced the donation of pre-owned Toyota and Lexus cars, SUVs, and trucks to organizations involved in helping move people and property in the recovery efforts.
"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."
Toyota is working in a variety of ways to reach the greatest number of people affected by the storm, summarized below:
About The Friedkin Group
About Gulf States Toyota
About Toyota Financial Services
Points of Light has named TFS one of its Civic 50, which recognizes the most community-minded companies in the nation. For more information about the company's support of financial literacy, youth development programs, and other community initiatives, please visit www.tfsinthecommunity.com.
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society's most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
The Friedkin Group / Gulf States Toyota:
Toyota Financial Services:
Toyota Motor North America:
SOURCE Toyota Motor North America]]>