For Immediate Release
CAMP RESTORE NAMED FINALIST IN TOYOTA 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes
New Orleans, LA -September, 25, 2013 - New Orleans-based organization, Camp Restore is one of 250 finalists in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1, 2013.
Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. Camp Restore will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on October 12th.
Local residents are encouraged to support Camp Restore in the quest for a new Toyota Tundra. If Camp Restore receives the most votes and is award the vehicle, it will be used to transport building materials from our campus to the homes still affected by Hurricane Katrina.
About Camp Restore
Camp Restore became a 501(c)( 3) nonprofit in October 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina. Camp Restore provides housing, meals and service project coordination to thousands of volunteer and mission trip groups from across the country and beyond as they serve with us and our partner nonprofits in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 20,000 volunteers have worked with us since Katrina with over 2,000 on the books to volunteer in the next year.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.
Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country,
focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.
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