More than 20,000 volunteers participated in the second annual Team Honda Week of Service this month, performing several types of community support activities highlighting the vital work of local charitable organizations throughout North America.
Volunteers in red “Team Honda” shirts supported hundreds of organizations from June 9-18. Honda associates joined an army of volunteers from the company’s dealers and suppliers throughout the region in 450 coordinated group volunteer activities in 43 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
“Our dealerships had a great week serving in our community,” said Eric Johnson, Director of Community Partnerships at Tampa Honda/Wesley Chapel Honda in Florida. The dealership served meals at a local food bank.
Team Honda provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events, beach clean-ups and home repair for people in need.
The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included:
- More than 20,000 volunteers
- More than 54 tons of food collected
- More than 162,000 meals served
- Nearly 1,000 bags of trash collected
- Nearly 700 pints of blood donated
- More than 11,000 health kits collected and donated
“We are so proud of our associates and business partners who took time out to help improve the lives of people in their communities,” said Jeffrey Smith, Vice President, North American Corporate Communications for Honda North America, Inc. “This week shows what can happen when a team of people come together to make a difference.”
For highlights of the event, watch the Team Honda Week of Service video on You Tube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLn_yCFoYFw.
The Week of Service was timed to coincide with the Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in California, on June 11, 1959.
For additional updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our CSR website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/ or https://www.facebook.com/HondaWeekofService/
Honda in America
Honda began business in North America in Los Angeles, California, in 1959. Today, Honda companies in North America represent a cumulative investment of more than $22 billion and employ more than 40,000 associates in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, financing and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.
Honda has been producing products in America for more than 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.