SOURCE: PTSD Foundation of America
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Houston-based PTSD Foundation of America announced today that it has been selected as one of 100 nonprofit winners in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program. 100 Cars for Good is a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. The PTSD Foundation of America was selected as a winner based on votes from the public on August 10, 2012 on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page at www.100carsforgood.com.
The PTSD Foundation of America has developed a caring and positive interim housing program for veterans with post-traumatic stress called Camp Hope. Camp Hope opened in May of 2012 with the initial capacity of 8 residential veteran units with its family unit breaking ground this fall. Camp Hope is located in a quiet and safe setting whereby veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help and hope while benefiting from intensive treatment for Post Traumatic Stress.
"Everyone at The PTSD Foundation of America is thrilled to have been selected as a winner for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program," said Gene Birdwell, Founder of The PTSD Foundation of America. "We're grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase what we do for our veterans, and this car will be an enormous help to increase our impact in Houston and around the nation."
For 100 consecutive days, between May 14 and August 21, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public are invited to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
Toyota's philanthropy efforts have contributed more than half a billion dollars to U.S. nonprofits since 1991. 100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota's philanthropic donations are awarded. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
About The PTSD Foundation of America
The PTSD Foundation of America is HQ in Houston, Texas and is a non-profit organization under IRS Code Section 501 c (3). PTSD Foundation brings healing to our military and their families through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, on both an individual basis, and group settings.
For more information on PTSD Foundation of America, please visit www.ptsdusa.org.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.
Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.
For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.
About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.