30 April 2012

Farm animal rescue Indraloka Animal Sanctuary named finalist in Toyota's '100 Cars for Good' program

Northeast Penn.-based Indraloka Animal Sanctuary announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 vehicles to 100 nonprifits over the course of 100 days. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary will be up for consideration on June 7, 2012 from 10 AM to Midnight (Eastern Time Zone). This is Your chance to make a major difference for farm animal with one quick, free action. To pledge your vote and receive a reminder on voting day, click here: http://www.causes.com/causes/665977-support-indraloka-sanctuary-safe-haven-for-animals-in-need/actions/1646973. Please do even more good for farm animals by helping us to spread the word!

“Everyone at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Indra Lahiri, PhD, Founder. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our work; making the world a kinder, greener place by rescuing animals in need and educating the community about caring for animals, the environment, and themselves. Hopefully, we will win a truck to help us increase our impact in Northeast PA and across the US. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Thursday, June 7 to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to care for animals that would otherwise have been euthanized or slaughtered.”

“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”

100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

For more information on Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Indraloka Sanctuary’s facebook page at www.Facebook.com/IndralokaSanctuary. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

People who care about farm animals are encouraged to support Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and their quest for a new Toyota Tundra. If Indraloka Animal Sanctuary receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used not only to transport animals, but all of the things the animals need, like over 1500 pounds of feed a week, lumber and building materials for fences and barns, compost and gardening supplies to grow organic vegetables for the animals and for local soup kitchens, and 2,000 bales of hay each year. Most importantly, Indraloka will use the vehicle to transport rescued animals out of harm’s way and into their safe sanctuary.

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

Photo credits: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and Toyota