After severe rainfall and floods suddenly impacted the lives of many British Columbians this week, Toyota has announced it is donating $115,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in the affected communities.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC), Toyota Financial Services (TFS), and Canadian Auto Parts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN) are making the combined donation to the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal.
Through the help of volunteers and staff, Canadian Red Cross is providing emergency support services, this could include lodging, basic needs such as food, and emotional support to people and families who have had to flee their homes in the face of flooding and extreme weather.
“The thoughts of the Toyota family are with the residents of B.C. – including our customers, dealers, employees and communities – as they come together to overcome this disaster,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of TCI. “We feel it’s important to support the ongoing efforts of organizations like Canadian Red Cross as they work to provide shelter, essential resources and other support for the people who’ve been affected by the recent floods.”
“The recent flooding in Southern B.C. has had a terrible impact on many of our Team Members, suppliers and neighbours,” said CAPTIN President Wes Woods. “As proud members of the Delta community for the past 38 years, we are making this contribution to rapidly support the relief effort.”
“At Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, when we saw the devastating floods in British Columbia, we knew we had to support,” said TMMC President, Frank Voss. “TMMC has a special connection to B.C., as our manufacturing facilities in Ontario collaborate often with the Toyota manufacturing facility in British Columbia. Our thoughts are with those team members and their friends and families, as well as all residents of the area during this crisis.”
“With the Canadian Red Cross’ boots on the ground approach, we knew they were a great organization to help the affected communities in B.C. as quickly as possible,” said Darren Cooper, President and CEO of Toyota Financial Services. “In times like these, it’s important that we work together and lend a helping hand to those in need.”
Canadians who are able to contribute are encouraged to make a financial donation to the British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal online at https://www.redcross.ca/ , or by calling 1-800-418-1111.