The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, is giving $500,000 to assist families and communities worldwide that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funding from the Toro Foundation will span all regions where Toro operates, and will focus on providing food, health and humanitarian assistance to helping people adversely impacted.
“Supporting our customers and communities is an important part of our culture and core to who we are as a company,” says Rick Olson, chairman and CEO of Toro . “Now more than ever, it is critical that we come together to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”
The contributions include commitments to several global nonprofits that are assisting in the relief efforts. This includes the American Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross, Feeding America, the World Food Program, the United Way Worldwide and United Way organizations in communities where Toro’s employees live and work.
An additional element of the global giving effort includes a special program for its employees who wish to personally give to designated COVID-19 relief organizations. Under the program, Toro will match employee contributions to a nonprofit organization of their choice in support of relief efforts.