TOYOTA PLEDGES $500,000 FOR HAITIWritten by gary on January 20th, 2010
Toyota has just announced for Haiti a total of $500,000 in donations.
This will be divided equally among the American Red Cross, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders in support of their relief and recovery efforts for earthquake victims. In addition, all Toyota companies will match team member and associate contributions to these organizations.
Toyota Contribution In The United States
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sold more than 1.77 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs nearly 34,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion.