October 26, 2007
Ford aids California fire recovery effort with trucks, funds, volunteers and payment relief
Irvine, California – The Ford Motor Company has pledged to assist in the wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Southern California through the donation of money, vehicles and volunteer manpower. In addition, Ford Motor Credit is offering customers affected by the fires the opportunity to delay some vehicle payments.
Ford is immediately donating eleven specially-equipped F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks and nine Expedition SUVs to fire and rescue departments in some of the areas most devastated by the fires. Additionally, it is contributing US$100,000 to the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
In the longer term, Ford employees in Southern California will be called upon to volunteer time to assist in community recovery and relief efforts through Ford Volunteer Corps, a corporate-wide program established by Executive Chairman Bill Ford after the December 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.