Ford Donates 38 Vehicles at Texas Is Family Event
Ford has reinforced its commitment to the state of Texas and the Houston area with the Texas Is Family event, which brought together local nonprofits which Ford has been working with since Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts started in August 2017.
To help provide for ongoing relief efforts, Ford donated 38 vehicles to eight organizations in the state of Texas, which will be used for a variety of services, including delivering food, mental health and medical services, as well as delivering other needed supplies. Donated vehicles will also be used as first responder vehicles for future emergencies.
Some of the nonprofits that participated in the Texas Is Family event include the Houston Food Bank, The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and First Book, which provides books and supplies for teachers.
“We want to thank all of our employees, dealers and nonprofit partners who stepped up when the people of Houston needed them most,” said Jim Vella, president of Ford Fund. “As another hurricane season approaches, we stand strong in our pledge to continue to help families and communities get back on their feet.”
Ford has also provided a Texas Is Family assistance bundle to more than 8,000 customers who lost their vehicles in the disaster. The bundle includes no-haggle Ford employee pricing, payment deferrals and an extra $1,000 discount for first responders in hurricane-affected areas.