Team Honda Activates 20,000 Volunteers in Community Service Across Region
6/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
More than 20,000 volunteers across North America are participating in Honda's second annual Week of Service, in which Honda associates, dealers and suppliers will conduct more than 425 volunteer service activities in 43 states, as well as Canada and Mexico, to make a positive impact in their communities. The Week of Service coincides with Honda's Founder's Day, marking the establishment of the first Honda business operation in North America on June 11, 1959.
"Through this coordinated week of volunteer projects across North America, we are reinforcing the Team Honda spirit of working together to make a difference in the communities where we live and work," said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc. "Honda is incredibly proud to provide the opportunity for our associates, dealers and suppliers to give their time to make a positive impact in the communities we all call home."
The Week of Service volunteers represent some 20 Honda companies, 206 dealers and nearly 100 suppliers. It began this morning with a virtual kick-off at noon (EST), when many of those participating posted to social media using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares. For updates and reactions to the Week of Service activities, more information is available online at:
In 2016, the Week of Service sparked volunteer activities in 41 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Team Honda provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food drives and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events and home repair. The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included collecting more than 60,000 canned goods and meals, donating 600 pints of blood, painting and refurbishing 75 homes and raising $75,000 in charitable donations.
About Honda in North America
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.
Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.
Nine Honda auto plants in the region, including five in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2016, more than 68 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in the U.S. Those plants today manufacture 17 different models, including nine passenger cars and eight light trucks using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates 16 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.
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