FAAN Purchasing Team Members ‘Shield’ Community with PPE

FAAN member Giovanna Payne-Smith, Purchasing, and her son, Jacob

Members of the Ford African Ancestry Network (FAAN) recently partnered with Troy Design and Manufacturing (TDM) to distribute 15,000 face shields to local Metro Detroit organizations, families and schools.

The TDM team delivered the face shields to a central distribution point, and the FAAN purchasing team sprang into action finding homes for the protective gear. Several organizations, including churches, first responder groups and the Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit received the PPE.  In addition, as many as 4,000 shields were delivered to Detroit Public Schools for distribution to staff and students in need.

Congrats to the FAAN Purchasing organization for demonstrating what it means to “care for each other,” an important Ford+ behavior.

About FAAN
The Ford-employee African-Ancestry Network (FAAN) is proud to be Ford Motor Company’s first employee resource group. Founded in 1981 and approved by the company as an ERG in 1994, organizers were committed to building a group that would be inclusive and impart a sense of community among all employees.  FAAN was founded on principles that laid the groundwork for its members to benefit from premier leadership development, an established network and an open forum for identifying issues and promoting diversity.

FAAN’s mission is “to promote an environment within Ford Motor Company which recognizes the value of diversity by attracting, developing, retaining and promoting African-Ancestry employees and other minorities, enabling success.”

Click here for more information about FAAN. 

FAAN Delivers Face Shields to People in Need

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