Ford Fund Contributes $50,000 with Employee Match for Donations
The devastating cold may be easing in Texas, but the life-threatening emergency continues for millions of people across the state. The lack of clean drinking water is the latest focus of the crisis with some 12 million people under orders to boil their drinking water before using.
Ford Motor Company Fund – the philanthropic arm of Ford – will contribute a total of $50,000 to local food banks and for disaster relief to support both immediate and anticipated ongoing needs. Ford Fund’s contribution to the American Red Cross will serve as a match of donations up to $25,000 and go directly toward Texas relief and recovery efforts. If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, please go to redcross.org/donate. An additional $25,000 will also be dispersed among local food banks in North Texas, Houston and San Antonio.
Hundreds of Red Cross disaster relief workers are on the ground providing shelter, serving meals and distributing emergency supplies to thousands of people. Ford Fund is a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, ensuring the organization has needed funds in advance of a disaster to stage an immediate response to help people in need.
Due to the urgent and unprecedented weather situation in Texas, a number of our local dealers are using all-new Ford F-150s equipped with Pro Power Onboard to help in their communities. Approximately 415 trucks fall within this effort. We’re proud to pitch in to help Texas in this time of need.