Toyota Employees In Japan Donate to Alabama and Mississippi Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

July 28, 2011 – Erlanger, KY – In the aftermath following the tornados that
struck parts of the southern United States earlier this spring, Toyota’s Japan
employees asked how they could reciprocate the gesture of giving to those in

Today, Toyota and its Japan employees announced a $330,000 donation to the
tornado relief efforts to be evenly distributed between the disaster relief
programs in Alabama and Mississippi.

Commenting on the new donation, Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president
of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., said, “We
are grateful to our colleagues in Japan for their generosity to the tornado
relief efforts particularly during their own difficult time following the March
11 earthquake and tsunami. Many of our Japanese colleagues and their families
have worked and lived in parts of the U.S. where the tornados struck and many
more regularly work with affected manufacturing plants, suppliers and
dealerships in the region.  They wanted to help and their donation demonstrates
the true human spirit of reaching out to those in need. We deeply appreciate
their thoughtfulness.”

Toyota and its North American employees in May donated $1 million dollars
to the American Red Cross for tornado relief efforts in all affected states and
regions across the country.
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