Thousands of Ford employees and its dealer employees around the world are set to participate in community service projects this September to make people’s lives better as part of Ford Global Caring Month.
In the Philippines, Ford volunteers will join various community projects in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK). Three new communal water facilities will be constructed in GK Tibagan Village in Barangay Bangan Lupa, Tibagan, Tarlac City, GK Matalom Village in Barangay Punong Matalom, Leyte and Maria Elena Lorenzo GK Village in Magassi, Cabagan, Isabela. Over 150 families from these GK communities will have access to clean, safe and potable water.
In 2018, the water facility construction project benefitted 170 families in three remote GK communities in Negros Oriental, Leyte and Nueva Ecija, rendering 320 hours of community work.
Aside from new water facilities, Ford employees are also helping build and paint houses in GK Bayanihan in Dasmariñas, Cavite, benefitting over 20 families.
Ford employees will also help prepare and distribute lunch meals under GK’s Kusina ng Kalinga program, benefitting 800 public school children from Taysan Central School, Pagasa Elementary School, Mapulo Elementary School and Bilogo Elementary School in Taysan, Batangas
The brand’s dealer employees, on the other hand, will help refurbish the Multipurpose Hall which serves as a community center at the GK Aeta Community in Bamban, Tarlac which benefits over 100 families.
“September is Global Caring Month at Ford and we’re very excited to continue the work we do in the various communities we serve,” Josie Gonzalez, Ford Phils. AVP for government and corporate affairs, said.
“The spirit of social responsibility and volunteerism is very much alive in Ford and we look forward to making a difference in the lives of more Filipinos nationwide with our programs and CSR initiatives.”
Since its launch in 2005, Ford Volunteer Corps members have contributed more than 1.5 million hours of community service in 50 countries, representing more than $40 million of in-kind community investments.
This September, other countries are also veering in the same direction and are actively involving themselves in their own worthwhile programs like in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Vanuatu.