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Toyota lends a helping hand against Covid-19

Toyota helps for good

Toyota lends a helping hand against Covid-19

 

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is not the kind of company to stand by and watch a tragedy unfold. Instead, they take very opportunity to get involved and support the communities that they are part of. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the world and on South Africa are a case in point, where Toyota has put its weight behind finding and funding solutions to prevalent issues.

In the months that followed the initial lockdown period in South Africa, TSAM made immediate and effective contributions in the form of over 65 000 litres of sanitiser and thousands of face masks to the South African taxi industry, while 2 000 food parcels (each containing groceries to sustain a family of four for a month) were distributed to communities around the Prospecton Plant in Durban and Atlas Warehouse in Johannesburg. In addition, TSAM has also supported more than 270 schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal with readiness packs – including face shields for all the educators, sanitisers, educational posters and IR Thermometers.

While South Africa has managed to downgrade the lockdown to Level 1, the COVID-19 is by no means over, and Toyota’s latest donation will hopefully go a long way in preventing a second or third spike of infections in the future.

Toyota’s latest pledge is another substantial one, amounting to close to R5 million in the form of COVID-19 testing equipment, hospital facility support, 10 Hilux models for contact tracing as well as 50 000 face shields in the region. The project has been funded entirely by TSAM, except for the capital raised for testing equipment where Toyota business partners made some meaningful contributions, and was launched under the organisation’s corporate social responsibility banner called ToyotaReach.

The support will mean that the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Healthwill be able to process an additional 5000 COVID-19 tests a day

President and CEO of TSAM, Andrew Kirby, observes that the Coronavirus and its economic ramifications have created unprecedented challenges in an incredibly short period of time, and that “challenges continue to linger and grow”. He concludes that: “We are also fully aware that our potential as an organisation cannot be wholly realised when livelihoods in our communities are compromised, and while our interventions are not going to solve all COVID-19-related challenges, we believe that they will make a difference – no matter how small.”

Toyota lends a helping hand against Covid-19

 

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is not the kind of company to stand by and watch a tragedy unfold. Instead, they take very opportunity to get involved and support the communities that they are part of. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the world and on South Africa are a case in point, where Toyota has put its weight behind finding and funding solutions to prevalent issues.

In the months that followed the initial lockdown period in South Africa, TSAM made immediate and effective contributions in the form of over 65 000 litres of sanitiser and thousands of face masks to the South African taxi industry, while 2 000 food parcels (each containing groceries to sustain a family of four for a month) were distributed to communities around the Prospecton Plant in Durban and Atlas Warehouse in Johannesburg. In addition, TSAM has also supported more than 270 schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal with readiness packs – including face shields for all the educators, sanitisers, educational posters and IR Thermometers.

While South Africa has managed to downgrade the lockdown to Level 1, the COVID-19 is by no means over, and Toyota’s latest donation will hopefully go a long way in preventing a second or third spike of infections in the future.

Toyota’s latest pledge is another substantial one, amounting to close to R5 million in the form of COVID-19 testing equipment, hospital facility support, 10 Hilux models for contact tracing as well as 50 000 face shields in the region. The project has been funded entirely by TSAM, except for the capital raised for testing equipment where Toyota business partners made some meaningful contributions, and was launched under the organisation’s corporate social responsibility banner called ToyotaReach.

The support will mean that the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Healthwill be able to process an additional 5000 COVID-19 tests a day

President and CEO of TSAM, Andrew Kirby, observes that the Coronavirus and its economic ramifications have created unprecedented challenges in an incredibly short period of time, and that “challenges continue to linger and grow”. He concludes that: “We are also fully aware that our potential as an organisation cannot be wholly realised when livelihoods in our communities are compromised, and while our interventions are not going to solve all COVID-19-related challenges, we believe that they will make a difference – no matter how small.”