The Ford Motor Company has always given back to the communities it supports. This proud tradition continues as the auto manufacturer gears up to give back during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
In early April, Ford revealed that it would be temporarily converting its Windsor Engine Plant in Canada into a face shield production line. By the end of the first week of April, nearly 4,000 face shields had been produced and distributed to nearby organizations in need. Donations of face shields were made to support police officers, seniors in local nursing homes, and front-line healthcare workers.
Dean Stoneley, Ford of Canada’s CEO, explained that the automaker converted its productions facilities to “help protect the lives of our heroic healthcare professionals and first responders as they continue to treat the most vulnerable among us.”
Stateside, Ford has donated over $500,000 to organizations dedicated to staving off hunger in vulnerable populations within communities local to its Detroit, Michigan, headquarters. Ford has also provided funding for food-insecure children no longer able to regularly obtain hot lunches due to school closings. Additionally, Ford is supporting efforts to assist low-income students at historically black colleges and universities, allowing them to come home following the decision for most institutions to transition to online classes.
All of us at Tipton Ford hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this time. We look forward to continuing to serve you.