Ford Motor Company Funds New COVID-19 Donation Match Program

Hub City Ford, a Ford Dealership in Lafayette, LA, is proud to be part of the Ford Motor Company's extended family and supports their recently announced programs in the fight against COVID-19. These programs are a way for all Ford employees and Ford-related businesses to give back to their communities while still honoring the stay-at-home recommendations.

COVID-19 Donation Match Program

The first program is the COVID-19 Donation Match program, which is a combined effort between Ford Fund and Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford. The program will match donations up to $500,000 to raise a potential $1 million to support nonprofits and community organizations in their efforts to meet coronavirus-related needs in more than 20 countries around the world. Projects are focused on hunger, shelter, and mobility needs, providing educational resources, or delivering critical medical supplies and services to communities in need.

Hub City Ford encourages employees and others that are interested in donating to visit www.globalgiving.org/ford-covid-response. The website provides a full list of participating countries as well as cities across the United States, and to learn more about community projects they can support.

Managed by GlobalGiving, Ford's longtime disaster relief and global grant-making partner, the program aims to support community projects in locations that have both a significant level of emergency need and a substantial Ford employee presence. The $500,000 in matching funds, which include contributions from Ford Fund and Bill Ford personally, represent the strong commitment of both Ford's philanthropic group and Bill Ford, who started the Ford Volunteer Corps 15 years ago and continues to champion the importance of volunteering and giving back.

Virtual Volunteering and Online Resources

The second program is the "Read and Record" virtual volunteering project that invites Ford Motor Company family members from around the world to record and submit videos reading a children's book in their own language. The effort is designed to provide Ford employees a way to give back from the safety and comfort of their own homes and builds on Ford Fund's ongoing efforts to increase literacy and promote a love of reading.

To further assist employees, their families, or anyone looking for things to do at home during the pandemic, Ford Fund is compiling COVID-19 related volunteer opportunities and providing a library of free online resources offered by many of its community partners. Available at www.fordfund.org/covid19, activities include virtual tours, downloadable worksheets, online tutorials, videos, and more - all designed to help entertain, educate, or inspire people of all ages. The site's "How You Can Help" page also outlines ways employees can contribute to specific nonprofit needs for volunteers or donations of goods and supplies.

Ford Takes Care of First Responders

As Ford Fund concentrates on taking immediate action at the local level, Ford engineers, researchers, and suppliers are designing and manufacturing masks, respirators, ventilators, and other critical medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders, and patients fighting COVID-19. To learn more about the company's recent news and efforts related to COVID-19, click here.

Your Hub City Ford Dealership Supports Coronavirus Programs and Touchless Car Shopping

As part of the extended Ford family, Hub City Ford is proud to support the efforts in helping with coronavirus-related needs and encourages you to join in the fight against COVID-19.

If you are in need of a new or used vehicle, your Ford dealership has developed a method for you to purchase a vehicle without stepping into the dealership. Call us at 877-372-9392 to learn more. Our friendly, experienced sales staff look forward to helping you!