Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced the results of the company's Lift a Co-Worker, Lift a Community Facebook contest designed to recognize outstanding co-workers in the workplace and benefit five nonprofit organizations. The contest, which recently concluded, asked participants to nominate a co-worker for their volunteer efforts and to choose one of five nonprofit organizations to receive a brand new Toyota electric pallet truck. "Toyota is delighted to help these noteworthy nonprofit groups whose respective work touches various humanitarian, community service and environmental causes," said Melinda Beckett-Maines, national marketing manager of TMHU. "Through the donated material handling equipment and funds, our goal is to help these groups continue to 'lift up' their community."
One winner was selected for each prize category based on votes. The final results are:
1st place: Arbor
2nd place: AMVETS National - new Toyota hand pallet truck
3rd place: Feeding America - new Toyota hand pallet truck
4th place: Best Friends Animal Society - cash donation via Toyota's "Dollars for Denim" program
5th place: Direct Relief - cash donation via the company's "Dollars for Denim" program