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Toyota Pledges $1 Million to Support Texas

Toyota Texas Pledge relief disaster

Toyota pledges relief towards the Texas winter disaster.

Historic Winter Storm Uri ransacked Texas earlier this month, and Toyota has pledged $1 million to support storm victims.

By The Editors

Fri, Feb 26, 2021 12:22 PM PST

Winter Storm Uri ransacked the United States earlier this month, and Texas was among the worst-hit areas. Disastrous power outages and highway pile-ups were widespread. However, Toyota looks to assist in supporting the folks in Texas.

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has pledged $1 million in relief for victims of the storm. The aid will support a variety of Texas-based non-profit organizations and Toyota and Lexus customers.

“We take our role as community leaders seriously, so when winter storms affected millions right in our back yard, our top priority became helping Texas get back on its feet after this ordeal,” said Sean Suggs, group vice president of Social Innovation, TMNA. “Texans have supported our company in myriad ways, and we want to help our neighbors emerge from this storm stronger than ever.”

The $1 million relief effort includes:

North Texas/DFW Metroplex

  -  United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, in support of North Texas Cares and West Dallas nonprofits to quickly distribute funds to grassroots organizations: $450,000
  -  North Texas Food Bank: $100,000
  -  The Family Place and Genesis Women’s Shelter to fund hotel rooms, food, and transportation for their clients: $30,000
  -  Toyota employees will be able to support the needs of four North Texas community partners significantly impacted by the storms by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish Lists.

San Antonio

  -  SAWS Community Pipe Repair Fund, through the San Antonio Area Foundation to assist individuals and families stay in their homes safely with funds for plumbing repairs: $100,000
  -  Let’s Help SA Fund to provide food, water and shelter: $200,000

Houston

  -  United Way of Greater Houston to support the Greater Houston 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund that supports local home repairs: $50,000
  -  Houston Food Bank: $50,000
  -  CrowdSource Rescue to provide food, water and fuel: $20,000

Toyota offers support to all U.S.-based employees with their personal recovery efforts from unexpected catastrophic events.  Additionally, Toyota will match up to $10,000 in individual employee contributions to nonprofit organizations recovering from the storm.

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to customers affected by the storms. This broad outreach includes any TFS or Lexus Financial Services customer in the designated disaster areas.  Impacted lease and finance customers residing in affected areas may be eligible to take advantage of several payment relief options, some of which include:

  -  extensions and lease deferred payments
  -  redirecting billing statements
  -  arranging phone or online payments

Featured image: Toyota Mississippi team member Caleb Hall and other volunteers get ready to begin passing out 30,000 pounds of food to 600 area residents Monday at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.

This article was compiled by the editors of LACar.

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