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Ford Moves Forward with Second Phase of $1.2M Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

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Ford Centro de Movilidad Social

Ford has announced the second stage of its Centro de Movilidad Social, a recovery effort originally announced in December as a means to help communities in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.

In addition to other program expansions, Ford will open a second social mobility center in Bayamón; the on-the-go center is based out of a Ford E-450 bus that will be used as a mobile clinic to provide medical services, education, and family development resources for young families.

Ford is also donating a second Ford E-450 to Centros Sor Isolina Ferré that will be converted to a mobile science education lab. Centros Sor Isolina Ferré was the recipient of the first social mobility center in December.

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“As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, our mission at the Ford Fund is to strengthen communities and help make people’s lives better, and that is exactly what Centro de Movilidad Social is all about,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Fund. “Good neighbors step up when their communities need them most, and Ford is standing—united and strong—with the many local partners who have joined us in helping the communities of Puerto Rico get back on their feet.”

In addition to these steps, Ford is offering funding to the Hispanic Federation so that they can obtain a vehicle for the purposes of transportation on resource distribution. Ford also held a pop-up event on Maunabo, delivering food, water, toiletry kits, and gas stoves to families still suffering without water and electricity and making house visits for seniors and those with mobility issues.

Ford’s investment in recovery efforts for Puerto Rico totals $1.2 million.

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