Georgetown, Kentucky (June 6, 2016) — Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is recognizing its top volunteers for 2015, including Kathy Combs, Sadieville, Ky. resident, who took home the company’s “Volunteer of the Year” award.
Collectively, the group of eleven Central Kentucky do-gooders clocked in over 5,600 service hours last year while raising funds and awareness for causes, volunteering at local schools and pitching in to help the organizations that help those in need.
TMMK’s top volunteers for service completed in 2015 included:
Kathy Combs, TMMK Volunteer of the Year (Sadieville, Ky.)
David Burke (Burlington, Ky.)
Bethany Giordano (Georgetown, Ky.)
Todd Kissick (Lexington, Ky.)
Mike Miller (Georgetown, Ky.)
Forrest Day (Lexington, Ky.)
Jerry Karr (Georgetown, Ky.)
James J.P. Switzer (Cynthiana, Ky.)
Billy Wells (Springfield, Ky.)
Carla Wright (Georgetown, Ky.)
John Ferguson (Winchester, Ky.)
These volunteers were recognized for the total number of hours volunteered in 2015, as well as the diversity of the non-profits supported, volunteer leadership roles and the overall impact their service had on the community. Each individual was honored with a donation to their non-profit of choice, including a top award of $3,000, which was designated by the Volunteer of the Year to the Scott County High School Archery Team.
Since 1995, Toyota’s employee volunteer program has recognized the efforts of those team members who give back, including giving cash to the organizations they serve. Each year, Toyota employees who volunteer in Kentucky communities have multiple opportunities to earn monetary rewards for their charities, adding a boost to the difference they can make.
Today, more than $667,000 has been designated to non-profits across Kentucky in honor of Toyota volunteers and the time they donate in local communities. This includes nearly $45,000 in donations to sixty Kentucky agencies to recognize the volunteer efforts of more than 200 TMMK team members in 2015.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.