Toyota Helps Raise $3 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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​In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many local and national companies have come forward and pledged financial assistance to relief efforts in Houston. Among them is Toyota Motors North America, which has joined forces with Toyota Financial Services, Gulf States Toyota, The Freidkin Group and many Toyota dealers to raise over $3 million dollars for the cause.

“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.”

The $3 million and counting includes various different efforts, such as dealer match programs, individual team member contributions, volunteerism and support to organizations like American Red Cross and St. Bernard Project. It also includes the donation of pre-owned Toyota vehicles, which have been made by Toyota Financial Services as a way to help with the transport of people and supplies.

“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.”

On top of these efforts, Toyota is offering payment relief options to customers who have been affected by the hurricane, giving them the option of extensions and lease deferred payments until they get back on their feet. If this applies to you or someone you know, you can contact Toyota Financial Services at (800) 874-8822.

To learn more about Toyota’s work to provide assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, or to find out how you can help, click here.

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