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Last year, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast and had a profound impact on the lives of us New Yorkers. After witnessing so much devastation caused by this disaster, many of us were left with questions about how to prioritize our lives and how to support and improve the communities that we lived in. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to cause people to take a step back and make changes for the better.
You don’t even have to make drastic changes in your life in order to improve your community for yourself and the rest of its residents. In my neighborhood, we are all very concerned with the quality of life that our children have. It is important that they be able to play outdoors and be safe within a clean environment.
The homeowners in our community take special care to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes to make sure that garbage and debris don’t litter our streets. By keeping our neighborhood clean, we help to control the any potential pest problems and we make sure that our kids can play without worrying about getting hurt from unsafe litter.
That’s what communities do, when things get tough, they band together and figure out a solution to the problem together. Regardless of their resources, the will to improve and better where they live and to reach out a helping hand to their neighbors is so strong that it can sometimes move mountains. It is only through this unity and resourcefulness that communities are able to weather any storm, so to speak.
Toyota understands the importance of giving back to the community and that is why they have partnered with a Food Bank For New York City to bring much needed meals to residents in areas who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The program, called Meals Per Hour, was put into action by a team from the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) in order to share their know-how on how to do more with less.
The team was ultimately able to increase the production and distribution of emergency meal boxes from 25 to 450 per hour, providing as many as 250,000 meals in the process to hundreds of needy New Yorkers. Their perseverance and determination to reach out to those suffering in the community proved that paying attention to the smallest details can make a world of difference!
By watching Supermarché’s documentary, you can see first-hand the changes that Toyota made and the impact that these changes had on the lives of those who needed help the most. The best part is that, by watching the video, you will be helping this worthy cause because Toyota has pledged to donate one meal to Food Bank For New York City, up to 1,000,000 meals by July 19th, for every view that this video gets. Please add your contribution and view the video below:
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