Over 25,000 Volunteers Participated during annual Week of Service
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (June 28, 2019) – More than 25,000 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Team Honda Week of Service June 7-16, conducting nearly 600 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America.
Honda associates, along with the company’s dealers and suppliers conducted group volunteer activities in 42 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service coincides with Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, on June 11, 1959. This year also marks Honda’s 60th anniversary of beginning business operations in America.
“Honda’s Week of Service continues to grow and we are grateful to our associates and to those who join us in giving back to the communities where we work and live during this special week,” said Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “Team Honda has become a powerful force for good, demonstrating that by working together we can truly build nurturing communities.”
“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the hundreds of dealers and suppliers who dedicated their time, people and resources to this nationwide volunteer effort. Honda deeply appreciates their generous spirit of support for their local communities,” Smith said.
The more than 25,000 volunteers throughout North America supported local communities through a wide range of more than 600 service activities, from food and blood drives, to adopt-a-pet events, beach and park clean-ups, collection of school supplies and home repair for people in need.
The community impact from this year’s Team Honda Week of Service included:
- 592,000 meals served;
- 65 tons of food collected and sorted;
- 2,210 pints of blood donated; and
- Nearly $100,000 raised for nonprofit organizations
One of the organizations benefiting from the Team Honda Week of Service spoke to the positive impact the Honda service activity had in local communities.
“This Team Honda Week of Service is a great initiative,” said Roona Ahmed, human resources specialist with Jefferson Elora Corporation, a Honda supplier in Ontario, Canada. “It is awesome to see the amazing work the different companies are doing.”
“I am so grateful for this wonderful event,” said Reginale Durandisse, founder and CEO of For The Children Inc., which received assistance from the Braman Honda automobile dealer in West Palm Beach, Fla. “There were some very happy and deserving children who received their bikes today.”
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