Toyota Donates $1 Million to Tornado Disaster Relief in U.S.

Toyota’s North American affiliates announced today they have combined to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the recent tornados in the U.S. South, East and Midwest.  Toyota said it will match donations by its associates and team members made through a link to the Red Cross, and that a separate link will be provided for dealers, suppliers, business partners and friends to donate as well, although Toyota won’t match those donations. The company also said it will provide additional support and assistance to those Toyota employees who lost their homes as a result of the tornados.

Commenting on the donation, Yoshi Inaba, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., said, “All of us at Toyota express our sincere condolences to the families affected by these devastating storms. Since we have manufacturing plants, suppliers and many dealerships in the regions that were hit the hardest, we felt a special responsibility to lend a hand. In addition to this financial support, many Toyota employees are already involved in volunteer activities to support those in need.  We very much appreciate their personal engagement.”

The links through which associates and dealers can make donations will be sent in a separate Fast Facts as soon as they are available.

The press release is posted on the Toyota USA Newsroom at