Ford Donates 38 Vehicles to Nonprofits at Texas Is Family Event in Houston
Nine months ago, Ford pledged $3.5 million to help Houston and the surrounding regions recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. In May, that promise continued with a Texas Is Family event, which saw Houston-area Ford dealers and various Ford reps gather with representatives from areas nonprofits at the Houston Food Bank.
The event commemorated the donation of 38 Ford vehicles to eight organizations integral in providing necessary components of relied, including emergency aid, medical services, mental health services, and food delivery.
“Ford is the best in Texas because of our longstanding commitment to being a good neighbor, strengthening communities, and helping make people’s lives better—in good times and in times of need,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Fund. “We want to thank all of our employees, dealers, and nonprofit partners who stepped up when the people of Houston needed them most. As another hurricane season approaches, we stand strong in our pledge to continue to help families and communities get back on their feet.”
The nonprofits receiving vehicle donations from Ford are the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Houston Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, and ToolBank. During the events, American Red Cross, Houston Food Bank, and The Salvation Army contributed services, as did First Book, who hosted a pop-up library that offered books and supplies to 20 local schools.
Ford also reported that more than 8,000 individuals took advantage of its Texas Is Family assistance bundle, which offered employee discounts on new Fords and payment deferrals. In addition, more than 1,500 first responders were given a $1,000 discount of their purchase of a new Ford or Lincoln.
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