More Than 10K Volunteers Participating in Ford Global Caring Month
September marks another Ford Global Caring Month, and more than 10,000 employees around the world have already signed up to do their part in the effort of improving their communities in 40 countries.
“Ford volunteers are making steady progress toward our goal of a better world for everyone,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Ford and its employees know there is still much more work to do and we are committed to moving forward and improving the quality of life for people in our communities, not just for one month or one year, but in sustainable ways over the long haul.”
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Among the projects on the slate for Ford Volunteer Corps members in September are the restoration of a camp for rebuilding relationships between at-risk children and their families in Australia, installing solar dehydrators for keeping produce fresh and building homes for two families in Mexico, and renovating a hospice center and its grounds in the United Kingdom.
In Ford’s hometown of Detroit, volunteers are planting more than 600,000 daffodils on Belle Isle and providing a safer path to school for students in Regent Park. Ford also helped landscape at the city’s Wolverine Human Services center, using two F-Series trucks to spread mulch.
“Healthy neighborhoods offer comfort, security and shared experiences that can make life richer and more enjoyable,” said Todd Nissen, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “Neighborhoods are the building blocks of stronger communities, where people can find the assistance and the opportunities they need to raise their standard of living.”
The Ford Volunteer Corps was launched in 2005; over 13 years, its members have put in more than 1.5 million hours to help their neighbors across 50 different countries.
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