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Video: Toyota Teams Up with Boy Scouts for Community Wide Cleanup

RANDOLPH, Miss. (WCBI)-Large manufacturing businesses like Toyota help bring jobs and economic development to our area. And Toyota workers teamed up with local Boy Scouts for a community wide cleanup.

Toyota is considered the top car manufacturer in the world but today workers from the BLUE Springs plant are using their assembly line method to beautify a local Boy Scouts Camp.

“We’re here to help them give it a face lift we’re doing some landscaping we are doing some painting and some general cleaning up to help over all,” says Phil Rody.

Phil Rody the Vice President of manufacturing wants the surrounding communities to benefit from more than just cars.

“Our values are family oriented so it’s very good for us to be out in the community with our team members and their families to see that we are not sole a company that cares about the community and the folks in the community,” says Rody.

“Well this camp is a number of years old and it continues to renew itself because obviously we want to make sure that there is woodland skills, leadership skills, other skills being learned by the youth but to have there volunteer out today making beautification improving the comp area it’s just a real blessing for all of us,” says David Rumbarger.

Not only do local Boy Scouts benefit from this cleanup, but also Toyota employees like Andre Haridman.

“With Toyota there is a lot of special things. For their team members they always make sure we are taken care of when they come out to do something like this for the community and also it helps us as team members because we have children that follow the boy scouts,” says Hardiman.

One boy scout was inspired by the efforts of others.

“I think this place needs to be a bit cleaned up. Seeing all these people work hard I wanted to work hard too,” says Michael Whatley.

It’s good to know that the same Toyota Plant that builds cars, helps build communities.

“I got to get back to work now,” says Whatley.

There were several hundred volunteers, boy scouts, and Toyota workers.