Toyota?s Lean Production Methods Help Build Homes for Displaced Katrina Vic
Automaker supports St. Bernard Project with its production Know-How and a $100,000 donation. Rebuilding Program: 415 homes have now been completed with 40 currently under construction. In a philanthropic release, Toyota describes how they have helped former residents of the New Orleans natural disaster called Katrina come home. Two days before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Courtenay LaRoche fled to Texas with her two children. Thinking it may be ?just another storm that would blow over,? she packed only two sets of clothes for each family member. It wasn?t enough; her home was destroyed.