Plant Focuses Community Contributions on Wellness and Environmental Efforts

Princeton, Ind. (April 5, 2017) – Going places—by foot or bike—just became a TOYOTA mission, at least when it comes to navigating the winding trails of Warrick County.

In 2016, Toyota Indiana awarded $1.6 million in donations to area non-profits supporting causes ranging from youth literacy stations in Lynnville Elementary School to victim advocacy at Holly’s House, to eco-friendly, wellness trails that will support healthy lifestyles while connecting Warrick County residents with neighboring counties.

“We are so excited and honored to be a part of the Warrick Trails project and to see the Toyota name on a trailhead,” said External Affairs Manager Karen Johnston. “At Toyota, we strive to make positive contributions to help increase the quality of life for our community members and positively impact the environment. This project will offer a healthy and eco-friendly conduit to Warrick County and surrounding cities.”

The Warrick Wellness Pathways project will add six new segment trails—totaling 30 miles—by 2019 to the already existing system located in Newburgh near the Ohio River’s edge, and St. Mary’s and Deaconess Gateway hospitals. Toyota’s contribution of $130,000, will allow for the construction of a trailhead amid the new segments—complete with restrooms, benches, picnic tables, water fountains, parking, and signage.

“Without corporate partners like Toyota, these trails would not happen,” said Warrick Wellness Pathways Board Member Steve Roelle. “There were zero plans for this to take place—sidewalks were not even a part of the equation.

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