Toyota and the Salvation Army provide winter boots and socks to families in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE — As snow and colder temperatures appear to be sweeping the East Coast, Toyota is focused on keeping Baltimore families warm this winter with its “Walk in My Boots” community outreach program.

The program is partnering with the Salvation Army of Central Maryland to donate over 150 pairs of insulated winter socks and boots to families and children selected by the Salvation Army Middle River Boys & Girls Club .

Along with distributing boots and socks, Toyota also donated $15,000 to the Salvation Army so they can continue to support families in need.

“The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is so grateful to Toyota for all it does and its commitment to the children and families of Baltimore by providing quality footwear to the community,” said Maj. Roger Glick. , commander of the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. “The Salvation Army has a presence outside of Christmas. We serve the public 365 days a year, and our service to the people of Baltimore is to provide love beyond basic human needs. Toyota’s donation will ensure that many low-income families will be able to take a bus to work or walk to get groceries with dignity and confidence, while providing confidence in where people can go next.”

While many programs tend to focus on winter coats, hats and gloves, footwear protection tends to be left out. When the temperature starts to drop, people run the risk of hypothermia and other cold-related injuries.

The trucks arrived just in time Saturday at the Maryland Auto Show before winter weather hit Baltimore.

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