AASC NAMED WINNER IN TOYOTA 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM
CEDAR BLUFF,VA – [MARCH 8, 2014] – Cedar Bluff based organization, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens has been named a winner in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which awards new vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public from Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 2013.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program showcases five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at www.100carsforgood.com. Visitors to the page may cast up to two votes per day for different organizations to select the organizations they feel are most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle.
AASC has received the most votes and has been named as a winner of a new Toyota Pruis, which will be used to assist AASC’s Care Transitions program in completing home visits for high-risk hospital readmission patients. The Prius will also be utilized by AASC’s Nutrition Department in the delivery of meals as well as the agency as a whole in order to service client’s needs to the highest standards.
AASC was able to travel to Princeton, WV on February 25 and accept the new Prius from Toyota representatives as well as Ramey Toyota. Over the past two years of the program, Toyota has provided 200 nonprofits with new vehicles to support their work in the areas of disabled services, youth and educational programs, environmental services, veteran services, housing and disaster relief, among many others. For more information, visit www.100carsforgood.com.
AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties. Visit our website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.
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.