NANJING, China — Employees at Ford Motor Research & Engineering (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. (REC) have done their share to make the world a better place by making a charitable donation and cleaning the environment during the 7th Global Week of Caring.
REC and its employees donated a total of US$10,765 to the Amity Foundation — an independent voluntary organisation, to support water projects and to help orphans in China.
REC invited lecturers from Amity to brief its employees about the Caring-Water Series and Rural Orphans Fostering projects.
“Three inter-connecting attributes define the Ford brand: Ingenuity, Attainability and People Serving People,” Ali Jammoul, global director of Global Chassis Engineering at REC, said in his opening remarks. “The third one is what really makes us different as a company, the human dimension of the company. We have gained lots of love, let’s give!”
More than 140 employees attended the seminars. Many of them found the Amity stories touching and inspiring.
“I was touched by the wonderful work that the Amity organisation is undertaking here in Jiangsu Province,” said Tim Cleary, manager of Digital Innovation. “Particularly moving is the support that the organisation is providing to the orphans affected with HIV. I felt privileged to be able to join my colleagues in contributing to support these very special angels.”
REC disbursed US$5,472 from company funds to build nine water cellars in the water-thirsty southwestern provinces, providing nine families of four with access to clear water, and US$5,293 to support the education of 22 orphans, reflecting the company’s concerns over the environment and the wellbeing of children.
In addition, employees voluntarily donated US$11,404 to help another 49 children. Many of them will also join Amity to visit the orphans in the future.
Besides the donation, more than 130 REC local and foreign employees also broke a sweat at Purple Mountain, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city, picking up rubbish to make the scene greener.
During the week, Ford also launched a “Charity Plan” with Amity to continually sponsor the projects. REC volunteers will join the charity group for future activities later this year. The company’s representatives are slated to inspect the water cellars upon their establishments next year.
|REC employees donated US$11,404 to help another 49 children
|| Ford volunteers picking up rubbish at Purple Mountain. |
|REC international and local employees joining hands to make the world better.
|| More than 140 REC employees attended the seminars. |