MONTVALE, N.J., – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced today that it will be donating one million dollars to the American Red Cross in support toward disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
“The devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind will be felt for a long time in the communities in which we live and work,” said Steve Cannon, president and CEO, MBUSA. “It’s our hope that this donation can provide some small measure of relief for the families and businesses affected as the recovery and rebuilding begins.”
The company has a strong presence in the Northeastern United States with its headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, a regional office in Parsippany, New Jersey, Parts Distribution Center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, Vehicle Preparation Center in Baltimore, Maryland and 83 dealerships throughout the Northeastern corridor.
In addition to monetary support, the company is encouraging its employees to volunteer in their local communities (for which the company offers time off from work for qualifying employees) and to donate individually, taking advantage of the company’s matching gifts program.
NEW YORK, NY – Toyota today announced a $1 million contribution to the American Red Cross and other nonprofit organizations to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the regions worst-hit by the storm. In addition, Toyota will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in affected communities.
Commenting on the donation, Shigeki Terashi, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., said, “On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since we have operations and many dealerships in the affected regions, we felt a special responsibility to lend a hand. In addition to this contribution, many Toyota employees are already involved in volunteer activities to support those in need. We very much appreciate their support.”
Beginning Nov. 1st, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Lexus Financial Services (LFS) will launch a “Customer Outreach” calling campaign to lease and retail customers who are delinquent, or become delinquent, due to circumstances related to the storm and who reside in the 13 states directly impacted by the hurricane (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT and WV) and in the District of Columbia. This campaign will determine if these customers may be eligible to take advantage of payment relief options, some of which include:
- extensions and lease deferred payments;
- redirecting billing statements;
- and arranging phone or on-line payments.