ARH Named A Finalist in Toyota's 2012 Cars for Good Program


Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) 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 cars to 100 non-profits over the course of 100 days.

ARH was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide and is seeking a new vehicle for the Morgan County ARH Home Health Agency which lost numerous vehicles during the March 2 tornado.

Each day, the 100 Cars for Good profiles five finalists at Individual members of the public are 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.

ARH will be up for consideration on Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET.

“Everyone at ARH is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Steve Gavalchik, Morgan County ARH Community CEO. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the impact of the Morgan County ARH Home Health Agency and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Morgan County. The tornado that hit Morgan County March 2 devastated the community and left many of the vehicles ARH uses to provide home health services completely destroyed. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit on Wednesday, July 11 to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to continue to provide home health services in this community.”

“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 ARH and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit ARH’s website at You can also follow us on Facebook at For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit

Local residents are encouraged to support Appalachian Regional Healthcare and their quest for a new Toyota Highlander. If ARH receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used as part of the home health agency’s delivery of care to patients.

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

About Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 10 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.

The ARH system employs nearly 5,000 people and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. Firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, in the past 12 months alone, ARH provided nearly $133 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.

Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.

For more information on Toyota, please visit

About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

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