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Toyota Announces Fresh Start as one of 500 Finalists in the 100 Cars for Good Program

Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes

Edmonds, Washington – May 2010 – Washington based organization, Fresh Start Ministries is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning May 9, 2011.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, Visitors to the page can vote once a day for the organization that they feel is most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle. Fresh Start Ministries will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Saturday, June 11th

Local residents are encouraged to support Fresh Start Ministries and their quest for a new Toyota Highlander Hybrid. If Fresh Start Ministries receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to take clients to appointments, help them register for college, attend church, carry facilitators and supplies to events, and pickup & deliver food to homeless and needy people. Their current vehicle is in need of major repairs and gets very poor mileage. This new vehicle will allow them to not only keep serving the people they love, but will actually help to expand their programs to many other facilities so many more can experience their own greatness. Please Help defeat drug addiction and crime by voting for Fresh Start Ministries on Saturday, June 11th.

About Fresh Start Ministries
Fresh Start provides radical life-changing support services and programs to “at-risk” youth and adults. Committed to reaching out to people whose lives have been shattered by chemical dependency, crime and past abuse, Fresh Start searches for and helps draw out the best in people allowing them to become all they were created to be. This is accomplished through the 2 day Hope for Hire and 3 day Unleashing Your Potential Classes along with mentoring, which helps people discover the thinking paradigms that are holding them back from success. This connection creates a safer, healthier community, better parents, employees and citizens of our community.

About Toyota.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 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.

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 more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit

Media Contact:
Nancy Ferguson
Fresh Start Ministries
(206) 264-5300
[email protected]

PLEASE Help us by asking your friends to friend us and vote on June 11th!

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