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How Ford Is Helping in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

September 6th, 2017

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Borgman Ford is urging everyone to keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in their thoughts this month. We also hope that everyone in our community with family in the Houston area has heard from them and knows that they’re safe.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the category four storm that devastated southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana last month, Ford has pledged more than $3.5 million to the relief effort, including contributions to The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and more. Ford also sent four Transit Vans from their Chariot service to go help out in any way they can, whether it’s moving supplies or aid workers.

This article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more about Ford’s response to the hurricane, including a quote from the CEO Jim Hackett. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Ford Provides More Than $3.5M to Hurricane Relief; Offers ‘Texas Is Family’ Package to Aid Victims

Ford Motor Company and its dealers, taking action to aid Hurricane Harvey victims, are committing millions of dollars in relief funds and offering special assistance to those who need to replace lost or destroyed vehicles.

“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas is like family for Ford,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. “Our teams are working day and night to help our customers, dealers and communities get back on their feet.”

Ford has launched multiple initiatives to assist in the relief efforts, including committing more than $3.5 million in relief funds. These actions include:

  • Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in Texas. This includes contributions to the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Team Rubicon, Toolbank and the purchase of four Chariot Transit Vans that will also support the relief effort
  • Texas-area Ford dealers already have donated $200,000 to disaster relief organizations via the Cowboys-Texans telethon and have committed to raising more than $1 million to go toward helping dealership employees and local charities. Ford will match this effort up to a total of $1.5 million in relief to designated community relief charities
  • Ford is announcing a special customer assistance bundle, “Texas Is Family,” to assist customers with a loss claim to meet their immediate vehicle needs:
  • “Texas Is Family” customer assistance bundle
    • The same no-haggle, below-invoice price as Ford employees and their families receive
    • No payments until next year
    • Low Ford Credit APR or lease rates
    • Simple online application process
  • Existing customers affected by Hurricane Harvey can apply to have their payments deferred for up to two months by contacting Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services online, at FordCredit.com or LincolnAFS.com, by or phone at 800.723.4016 or by using the FordPass smartphone app
  • First responders in hurricane-affected areas are eligible to receive a special $1,000 discount (in addition to all available incentives) toward the purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle

You can read the full article by visiting Media.Ford.com.

How People in Grand Rapids & West Michigan Can Help

If you’d like to help the people of Houston and other communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, please consider making a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, The Houston Food Bank, or The Houston SPCA.

Though the flood waters in Houston are receding, there is still a long road ahead. Your contribution can go a long way in providing medical care, food and necessities, and rebuilding lost homes and infrastructure. If you’re unsure about which charity you should give to, visit Charity Navigator to find one!


 

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