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Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:28

Ford COVID-19 Donation Match Raises Over $1 Million

Written by Kyle Johnson, The News Wheel
Ford employees have given back in a big way during the pandemic. Ford employees have given back in a big way during the pandemic. Ford

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Ford Motor Company and its employees around the world raised a total of $1,133,447 for coronavirus relief over the last four months.

The COVID-19 Donation Match Program announced in April promised to match up to $500,000 in employee donations, and the final tally reveals the generosity of the workers who make Ford what it is.

 

Funds raised through Ford COVID-19 Donation Match Program ultimately aided 47 nonprofits and groups around the world, including 14 nonprofits in the U.S.

 

Among those receiving aid is the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, which used its fund to dole out 580 grants to local agencies and centers.

 

Other recipients in Ford’s home state include the Pope Francis Center, which used its share of the funds to help people affected by homelessness, and Ann Arbor’s The Ark, which created virtual programming.

 

“Giving back is one of Ford’s key values and that is most exemplified in our employees,” said Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who contributed to the $500,000 employee match. “We received so many requests from employees asking how they could help in the early days of the pandemic. The donation match program provided a meaningful way for employees to join the fight against COVID-19---even at a time they could not physically be there to pitch in and help make a difference.”


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