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Ford Fund Awarding Ford Transit Vans to Deserving Non-Profit Disaster Relief Organizations

June 8th, 2018

Ford Fund is awarding custom Ford Transit Commercial Vans to innovative non-profits

Borgman Ford Commercial works with many different businesses in West Michigan to provide, customize, and service their fleet of Ford Transit Vans, Transit Connects, and F-Series Trucks. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of non-profit businesses too, all with their own unique needs and we welcome the challenge of meeting them within their budget. While we don’t see many disaster relief vehicles in this part of the country, there are places in the U.S. that need them all too frequently, especially going into Hurricane Season.

This latest article and video from the Official Ford Media Center tells more about the needs of non-profit disaster relief organizations and highlights the Ford Transit challenge the Ford Fund is running this summer. The most innovative disaster relief organizations will receive grants to build their perfect Transit Van!

Read more below:

Ford Fund To Award Customized Transits To Nonprofits With The Most Innovative And Effective Disaster Relief Solutions

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is underway and Ford Motor Company Fund wants to provide disaster relief teams with the best equipped and most capable vehicles when people need help.

Natural disasters can hit with a devastating punch, presenting first responders with unique and dangerous situations. Beginning today, Ford Motor Company Fund is accepting applications for the second Ford Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge, an opportunity for nonprofit partners to tap into their expertise and creativity to customize a Ford Transit to fit a particular need in their community.

The Ford Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge works like this:

  • Applications from certified U.S. – based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations must be submitted by August 31, 2018 at
  • Winning entries will be selected based on proposed vehicle use, the unique challenge facing the community and the ideas deemed best at meeting that challenge with a Ford Transit
  • Three grants of up to $70,000 each will be awarded to purchase a Ford Transit cargo or passenger van, and for the cost of equipping and customizing the vehicle
  • Winners will be notified in September – during National Disaster Preparedness Month

“When natural disaster strikes, it is critical to move the right people, the right materials and the right vehicles to impacted areas to help people as quickly as possible,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Nowhere is our mission to strengthen communities more urgent than in recovery efforts during the hours, days and weeks following a natural disaster.”

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Borgman Ford Commercial: Your Home for Custom Ford Transit Vans in West Michigan

Mnay West Michigan Businesses and Non-Profits alike turn to Borgman Ford Commercial for dependable and highly-customized Ford vehicles. Especially in the case of non-profits, Ford fleet vehicles like the Ford Transit allow them to do their work more efficiently and with less downtime. If you know of any non-profit disaster relief companies in West Michigan that would benefit from having the exact Ford Transit Van to meet the needs of their work, please share this article with them or give them a link to

Whether you need to build one Ford Fleet Vehicle or many, the friendly and courteous sales staff at Borgman Ford Commercial is happy to help. We’ll make sure all of your questions are answered and review all of your options before you make your decision, and work with our network of upfitters to customize your new vehicles so they’re 100% ready for work. See our full Ford Commercial Inventory, or Contact Us to get started. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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