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Toyota’s ‘Walk in My Boots’ Program Helps Baltimore Families in Need

As part of its efforts to serve communities and support local organizations, Toyota recently stepped in to help shield Baltimore families in need from the rain and snow through its “Walk in My Boots” community outreach program.

Held on Jan. 25 in partnership with The Salvation Army of Central Maryland, more than 200 children and youth along with their families from The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs servicing the Franklin Square, Middle River and Glen Burnie neighborhoods, received new Bogs waterproof insulated boots and Smartwool socks meant to protect a person’s feet from harsh weather conditions. Toyota also donated $15,000 to The Salvation Army of Central Maryland, enabling them to continue to provide support for families in need.

Courtesy of Salvation Army of Central Maryland
Courtesy of Salvation Army of Central Maryland

“At Toyota, we want to build more than just great cars and trucks,” said Alva Adams Mason, Toyota Motor North America national director of multicultural business alliance and strategy and multicultural dealer relations. “We believe furthering the success of our communities is key to our success. We want the work that is being done at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Baltimore to continue for years to come. And, we hope that our donation of all-weather boots and socks to the families will help to enrich their lives…one step at a time.”

While many programs offer winter coats, hats and gloves, a person’s feet are often left exposed. When temperatures drop below freezing, or the rain and snow take center stage, people are at severe risk for hypothermia and consequences can often be fatal. Having the proper footwear can help keep feet dry, comfortable and warm for longer periods of time.

This month’s event marked Toyota’s fourth year supporting the program in Baltimore. Overall, Toyota has donated more than 800 pairs of boots and socks to local Baltimore families in need and contributed more than $60,000 to The Salvation Army of Central Maryland.

Maj. Gene A. Hogg, commander of the Salvation Army of Central Maryland, said Toyota understands the importance of getting from one point to another with dignity and reliance.

“And this is what they are giving to our clients,” Hogg said. “The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is so grateful to Toyota for all they do and their commitment to Baltimore’s children and families.”

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