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TMHA supplies 7FG25 forklift to help troubled youths

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has donated a 2.5-tonne rated capacity Toyota forklift truck to Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm (TCF) at Robertson in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.

TCF is a residential program for young people, aged 16-24, who are experiencing problems with both substance abuse and mental illness.

The fully-reconditioned 7FG25 Toyota forklift was handed over to TCF on December 15, during the farm’s 57th graduation ceremony.

TMHA’s Sydney branch used equipment manager, Glen Ryan delivered the forklift, which had been fully refurbished in the company’s Moorebank, Sydney workshop.

Accepting the forklift, Triple Care Farm manager, Warren Holt said Toyota’s donation to Triple Care Farm (TCF) was all about making a real difference in the lives of young people in need.

"One of TCF’s main objectives is, while a young person is with us, to lay the foundations for future employment," he said.

"Around 93 per cent of TCF participants are unemployed when they come to us, so it’s as important to get them on the road to a future job as it is to tackle the other challenges they might be facing.”

At the Triple Care Farm, youths receive accredited training in forklift operation. The training gives them an operator’s licence and helps sets them up for a job in a range of industries.

Holt said the training also delivers huge boost to the youths’ morale and self esteem as they “know they have achieved something positive and have a qualification under their belts they can use in the future.”

"We’re very grateful to Toyota Material Handling Australia for the donation of the forklift. It’s been a very valuable contribution in helping turn young people’s lives around."

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) supplies counterbalance forklifts, loaders, towing tractors and warehouse equipment to Australia industries.

TMHA is the Australian subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO).

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