September Sees Another Successful Ford Global Caring Month
September is drawing to a close, and Ford has a lot to be proud of. This past month marked another Ford Global Caring Month, and it saw volunteers from 34 countries take part in vital community service projects meant to improve the quality of life for people all around the globe.
In all, over 500 Ford Volunteer Corps projects were launched in September, including a Global Day of Service this week that provided legal aid to underserved members of communities around the world. Projects in the United States include efforts to feed the hungry in Arizona, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania; environment-focused efforts in California to preserve the ecosystem; and dozens of projects in Ford’s home state of Michigan, including the revitalization of a rain garden and mentoring for youths.
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“Ford volunteers play a vital role in demonstrating Ford’s commitment to become the world’s most trusted company,” said Todd Nissen, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “We appreciate all they do to make the world a better place for everyone.”
Other key projects taking place around the world include an effort in Brazil to train women with skills necessary for employment and entrepreneurship and the ongoing work to integrate refugee children in Cologne, Germany. Two hundred and fifty volunteers in Mexico came together to build a new playground and dining room at a shelter for children who are afflicted with homelessness or are survivors of abuse.
“I love helping people,” said Berenice Perez Aguilar, Ford volunteer and Communications Coach, Ford of Mexico. “For me, it is important that we multiply our efforts and make these children have a better education, life, and social quality.”
Since the launch of the Ford Volunteer Corps 14 years ago over 1.7 million volunteer hours have been contributed to worthy causes and projects.
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