BLUE SPRINGS, Miss (WTVA) -- The Blue Springs Toyota Manufacturing Plant is helping the community during the pandemic.
Communications Manager Kathryn Ragsdale said the plant has donated thousands of dollars for community support, and is offering help to others who may need it.
“Toyota is really dedicated to making sure we do all that we can do in the community, especially during this COVID crisis,” Ragsdale said.
A spokesperson for Toyota in Blue Springs said in a press release that Toyota has given about $150,000 in grant funding, as well as masks and other protective equipment.
“We’ve done several food banks, mobile food banks, and through that activity, we’ve donated about seventy thousand dollars to the Mid-South food bank pantry,” Ragsdale said.
“Recently we made a donation of materials to the Habitat for Humanity.”
Workers said they discovered some extra materials around the plant that no one was using.
“We found about $1,500 worth of roofing materials, and so we were really happy to share that,” Ragsdale said.
“We’ve also donated things like face masks to the hospitals.”
She added the plant has also donated 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to hospitals in 3 counties.
Toyota announced that for 2021, it’s focusing its grant funding on coronavirus relief.
“If you reach us through the grant application process, we’ll be happy to review your request and support as we can,” Ragsdale said.
Any organizations needing relief during the coronavirus pandemic can submit their request to Toyota online here.