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 Ford Fund Extends Assistance to Earthquake Victims

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DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is extending sympathies to those affected by the earthquake that shook eastern Turkey last Sunday.

The death toll of the 7.2 quake has risen to over 400, with at least 1,352 survivors severely injured and hundreds still uncounted for, according to BBC News. 

Thankfully, none of Ford's employees, facilities or dealerships were impacted. 

Ford Fund has committed a U.S. $50,000 donation to help with relief - providing assistance to international and local organizations in Turkey, specifically the Turkish Philanthropy Funds and the International Medical Corps.

Ford Otosan, in coordination with local government agencies, has deployed over 20 trained employees to assist with search and rescue operations in the Van area. The team has had great success, as they partcipated in the rescue of a 14-day-old baby, the baby's mother and grandmother from a collapsed building in the region. Employees are also coordinating a blood drive, collecting donations for urgent needs and assessing additional opportunities for support.

Ford Otosan, Ford's joint venture in Kocaeli and Eskisehir, Turkey, has over 10,000 employees and builds the Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans.

To help with the aftermath and provide support, click here to contribute to the fund. 

 

 

  

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10/26/2011 12:00 AM