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Toyota and Houston Rockets Team Up to Support “Hiring Our Heroes”

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Basketball is top of mind when March rolls around for a lot of the country, but Toyota and the Houston Rockets are spending the month of madness focused on raising funds and awareness for Hiring Our Heroes. In its third year of existence, the “Charity of the Month” sees the organizations come together to support local charities and make a positive impact in the community.

“Toyota is truly honored to be teaming up with the Houston Rockets to help support Hiring Our Heroes throughout March,” said Brent Hillyer, Gulf States Toyota vice president of marketing. “It has been a privilege to work with Hiring Our Heroes since 2012, and this year is no different. We will work relentlessly now and in the future to raise money and awareness to ensure those who have served this country valiantly have employment opportunities when they return home.”

At the seven home games played at the Toyota Center in March 2015, fans have the opportunity to visit the designated “Rockets Give Back” table located on the first level concourse and donate to an organization aiming to help veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Since 2011, the Hiring Our Heroes program has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find employment through more than 850 jobs fairs across the country and several free online career-based resources.

One of those events is taking place on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Toyota Center from 12-3 p.m. CST. The event will feature a hiring fair, networking opportunities, and workshops tailored for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses. For more information, please visit:

For more information about Hiring Our Heroes and how you can make a difference, please visit

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) , the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ more than 40,000 people. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit

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