Toyota of Scranton Hosts ‘Heroes Day’

by Charles Pannunzio
Sept/Oct 2015
Toyota of Scranton Hosts ‘Heroes Day’
Bomb Squad
Members of the Scranton Police Department’s bomb squad were among the groups with displays at Toyota of Scranton’s Heroes Day event on May 8.
Toyota of Scranton thanked first-responders from Northeastern Pennsylvania and marked the donation to the city’s Police Department with a Heroes Day event in May.

Greg Gagorik, president of Toyota of Scranton, says the event was geared toward recognizing police and fire/rescue workers and their families.


Cop Car

Toyota of Scranton donated this 2015 Camry to the Scranton Police Department at a community event held at the dealership to recognize police and fire/rescue workers and their families.

“This is a place where we can give back in a very meaningful way in our community,” he says. “It’s an opportunity to really show our support.”

The event included displays from the SWAT team and bomb squad, as well as tactical equipment. It was also the platform for Toyota of Scranton to present a 2015 Camry to the Scranton Police Department.

Gagorik says the car serves as both a donation to the city and an opportunity to show how well Camry can compete with the typical vehicles police departments use.

“We want to give back to the community, help out with their budget in the short-term and show the value of the Toyota brand and how it stands up over time,” he says.

City officials were very pleased with the donation.

“It’s got a little more comfort than we’re used to,” Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano told WNEP-TV.

“We use our vehicles 24/7, and they run really, really hard,” Mayor Bill Courtright told WBRE-TV, “so a gift like this is just invaluable.”
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