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Toyota Donates to Salvation Army

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. — Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS) donated $10,000 and team members collected over 260 toys and clothing items to make the holiday season a little brighter for families of North Mississippi. These two donations will help the Salvation Army serve 13,000 nutritional holiday meals and provide gifts to 1,175 children through its Angel Tree program.

“Toyota Mississippi wants to enhance the quality of life in our communities,” said Masafumi Hamaguchi, president of TMMMS. “And this project will help local families and children in need during the holiday season.”

Funding through TMMMS’s donation program aims to provide financial assistance to local organizations responsive to the critical needs local communities face.

“The Salvation wants to thank Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi and employees for their contribution to the families who are being helped through the Salvation Army during this Christmas Season,” remarked Major Sue Dorman, senior officer for the Army in Northeast Mississippi. “Many smiles will be on mothers, fathers, and children’s faces on Christmas morning. The Salvation Army is only able to serve those in need through our community’s giving and we are so thankful for these gifts.”

Applications for TMMMS grant funding are generally reviewed four times per year. Each applicant must complete and submit an online application. Application, guidelines and limitations are available online at http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.

TMMMS makes grants to organizations that ensure the success and advancement of students of all ages, promote environmental sustainability and road safety, strengthen and advance physical and mental health and quality of life, encourage diversity and inclusion, preserve arts and culture, and provide leadership programs for developing human capital.

TMMMS is Toyota’s fourteenth North American plant, further advancing the company’s efforts to design, develop and build vehicles where they are sold. The plant is an $800 million investment and has the annual capacity to produce 150,000 Corollas.