Toyota employees are also rallying to support immediate needs through donation drives.
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky – Flood Relief Fund will receive $500,000 to help support families throughout eastern Kentucky struggling for access to shelter, food, water, and other basic needs.
SBP, Toyota’s longstanding disaster response and recovery partner, will receive $250,000 to help guide survivors as they navigate the federal funding application and appeals processes, share on-line recovery tools, and work with high-risk communities on how to mitigate and prepare for future disasters.
“When disasters like this occur, it’s important that we do everything possible to help ensure Kentuckians have the support and resources needed to recover and rebuild,” said Tellis Bethel, group VP, chief social innovation officer, Toyota Motor North America. “Our hearts go out to all of those impacted.”
Toyota is providing double-matching contributions for all donations made by U.S.-based employees to support The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, SBP, and The American Red Cross.
Additionally, Toyota will match all contributions made by its dealer partners as a part of the effort.
Toyota Financial Services is offering payment relief options to its impacted customers. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas.
Impacted lease and finance customers residing in the affected areas may be eligible to take advantage of several payment relief options, some of which include:
- extensions and lease deferred payments;
- redirecting billing statements; and
- arranging phone or online payments.