Sometimes misfortunes confront you in a way that you may never expect. Your life may be going on normally; you might be going to work and drinking your daily cup of coffee when all of a sudden you might feel the earth beneath your feet shaking or tremendous winds hurling things hither and thither. That’s how suddenly a tornado or an earthquake can come knocking at your door. It sounds terrifying, we know, but it’s a sad truth.
Everyday problems can be difficult and harmful, but in the end, they’re often “predictable.” Medical or financial issues, for instance, are things you can still prepare for or keep an eye out for. But how do you anticipate natural disasters which may occur in the blink of an eye!
It’s in such conditions that heroes rise up. When someone takes the responsibility of helping those who’ve been hit the hardest by unprecedented situations, it proves that there’s still hope out there. Quite recently, one of the most prominent automakers in the world, Toyota, took such a step that’ll make your heart melt.
Toyota’s helping hand
In an ultimate “good gesture,” Toyota announced the provision of payment facilities to people who are defaulting on their payments due to natural disasters.
The Japanese company which includes the California wildfires, Midwest derecho, and Hurricane Laura or Isaias. The form of the facilities will be redirecting billing statements, extending or deferring payments, and even online payments.
This is the simplest that can be provided in circumstances like these, as announced by the company. About 200,000 people were affected by the recent California wildfires, and more than a million people now live without electricity due to the other three disasters.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first positive step of its kind by Toyota. The company has already offered several facilities for victims of natural disasters in 2016 and 2018.
Others who’ve chipped in
As is always the case, one noble act leads to a ripple effect or encouragement. After what Toyota did, several other automotive giants were encouraged, and one after the other, they rushed to provide assistance. As a result, the attention of many people has turned towards those afflicted around the world, and now they are finding real support.
Ford provided similar facilities on August 31 and even the giant organization Mazda followed their lead with the same measures.
Acts like these sure set a positive example in the world, and we believe this will not be the last step in the chain of compassion. Several other companies are on their way to announce their joining to the elite “champions of difficult times”.