Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ford Holds Global Caring Month in September


September is Ford Global Caring Month and thousands of Ford employees around the world will be venturing out into their communities to make people’s lives better.

In the Philippines on September, Ford employee and dealer employee volunteers, known globally and collectively as the Ford Volunteer Corps, are among those taking part in community service initiatives in partnership with Gawad Kalinga to benefit over 1,400 individuals.

The programs include house painting in Cavite, building communal water facilities in Nueva Ecija and Batangas, and delivery of medical and dental services in Muntinlupa.

“We’re proud to again participate in the Ford Global Caring Month with projects in various communities that will provide tangible benefits. Our Ford and dealer employee volunteers are excited to again lend a helping hand,” says Josephine Gonzalez, AVP, government and corporate affairs, Ford Philippines.

Ford Global Caring Month is the signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps. Since its launch in 2005, Ford Volunteer Corps members have contributed more than one million hours of community service in 50 countries, representing more than $30 million of in-kind community investments. During September, the Ford Volunteer Corps will tackle more than 600 projects with thousands of volunteers in six continents.

“Whether it’s improving access to clean water or creating innovative ways to help children and families, each Ford volunteer is making a valuable contribution to a better world,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Each project is important because one person at a time, we are strengthening our communities and enhancing the quality of life.”

Ford Fund is also contributing US$600,000 (P 30,000,000) in grants to purchase tools and supplies for many of the volunteer projects. Ford Volunteer Corps activities take place year round as part of a global network enlisting more than 30,000 Ford volunteer participants annually.

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