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Borgman Ford Applauds Ford’s Local & Global Volunteer Efforts

September 7th, 2018


Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids MI, is proud to represent a company with as much philanthropic reach as Ford. September is Ford Global Caring Month and all across the globe, Ford’s Volunteer Corp is hard at work to brighten the lives of people and improve their community infrastructure.

These projects include enabling access to clean water and building homes all over the world, to other community-based projects as close to home as Detroit. The Ford Motor Company Fund has also chipped in $700,000 to support these projects – providing the global volunteer corp with tools, materials, and other necessary support.

A recent article from the Official Ford Media Center tells more about their ongoing efforts, and we’ve provided some excerpts about the good work they’re doing. Take a look below, or visit to read the entire article.

Ford Volunteer Corps Deploys Thousands Of Employees Into Communities Worldwide During Ford Global Caring Month

Ford Global Caring Month is underway with more than 10,000 Ford Motor Company employees signed up so far to make people’s lives better in 40 countries during September – and registrations are still coming in to the Ford Volunteer Corps.

Ford Global Caring Month is the signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps, an opportunity for teams of Ford employees to band together and help meet the urgent needs of people in powerful, impactful ways that strengthen the entire community.

During September, Ford volunteers in the U.S. will concentrate their efforts on neighborhoods. Specifically in Detroit, Ford volunteers will join hundreds of others in planting more than 600,000 daffodils on Belle Isle — one for every resident of the city. They will also be taking part in a project that will create safe pathways for students to school in the Regent Park neighborhood, which is not far from the Ford Resource and Engagement Center on Detroit’s east side.

“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.”

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