Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., on Oct. 29 donated $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross. The contribution was earmarked for relief efforts in the fire-ravaged California counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura. "The recent fires are a reminder that each of us is vulnerable to disaster at any given time," said Jim Press, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. "There is great comfort in knowing we can depend on the courage of our firefighters and the quality services of the American Red Cross to stand beside us in times of crisis." ABout Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Based in Torrance, Calif., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is the sales, marketing, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion in the United States, marketing products and services through a network of 1,408 Toyota and Lexus dealers in 49 states. Established in 1957, TMS and its subsidiaries are also involved in logistics, motorsports, R&D and general aviation. Toyota, its affiliates and its dealers employ more than 27,000 California residents. The company's main Web site is