Ford Provides Assistance to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Ford Motor Company and its dealers across the country are working hard to help aid victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating millions in relief funds and offering assistance to those who need to replace their vehicles. Ford, its dealers and its employees want to help people rebuild their lives.
“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas is like family for Ford,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. “Our teams are working day and night to help our customers, dealers and communities get back on their feet.”
The Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $500,000 to disaster relief efforts, including the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Team Rubicon, Toolbank and the purchase of four Chariot Transit Vans.
Ford has also announced a special “Texas Is Family” customer assistance bundle to help customers with a loss claim to get their vehicles they need. The bundle includes the Ford employee discount, no payments until next year, low Ford Credit APR and lease rates and a simple online application process.
Current customers affected by Hurricane Harvey can also apply to have their payments deferred for up to two months by contacting Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services. First responders in hurricane-affected areas are also eligible for a special $1,000 discount on the purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle.
“The outpouring of support from dealers and employees who want to help is truly remarkable,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president and president of North America. “Thousands of people have suffered tremendous loss as a result of Harvey. For these people, Ford is committed to taking action to make the process of getting their lives back on track a little easier.”