2017 Ford Employee Volunteer Service and Projects
In addition to producing high-quality cars, trucks and SUVs, Ford aims to make a positive difference in the world, and this shows in the tremendous volunteer efforts of Ford employees. In 2017, Ford Volunteer Corps enlisted thousands of employees for volunteer opportunities around the world, including disaster relief efforts.
Overall, Ford Volunteer Corps filled 36,488 volunteer opportunities in more than 1,700 community service projects during 2017. Projects included installing clean water systems, building homes, renovating shelters and schools and feeding the hungry in 40 countries. The time donated by Ford volunteers — more than 237,000 hours — is the equivalent of a financial investment of $5.72 million.
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“Our employees are the heart and soul of this company. Their energy, creativity and dedication to making people’s lives better is what makes Ford truly special.” – Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company.
Ford Employees and Disaster Relief Efforts
Another area of assistance for Ford in 2017 was disaster relief, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires. As Ford and Ford Fund contributed vehicles and financial aid to disaster relief teams in Texas, Florida and Mexico, Ford employees and dealers personally donated more than $500,000 for natural disaster relief. Also, Ford volunteers stepped up to assist families with cleanup and held collection drives for essential items.