Making a world of difference
Over 100 employees of Ford Philippines and volunteers from various dealerships came together for community service projects to commemorate the company's Global Week of Caring.
The Ford Global Week of Caring is the highlight of a year-round effort of Ford employees and dealers to make a positive difference in the communities where the company does business.
“Ford's legacy of caring is very much alive through our employees who embrace the commitment to create a better world. We are One Ford in any language, and proud of our contributions in making a world of difference – from building vehicles that meet the needs of our customers to working with communities to help improve the quality of life,” said Kay Hart, managing director of Ford Philippines.
Last September 9, management representatives from Ford Philippines and Ford Tacloban were in Ormoc, Leyte to officially turnover communal clean water supply facilities to three Gawad Kalinga (GK) villages, namely the Goodland GK Village in Barangay Quezon, Ormoc City; GK Village in Poblacion, Albuera; and the GK Village in Merida, Leyte.
Through the Ford Fund amounting to PHP 440,000, the water facilities will provide both clean drinking water and tap water to 230 families in the three GK villages.
Construction is now in its first phase, with volunteers from the Ford Tacloban dealership, civil engineering students from the Eastern Visayas State University College and GK residents devoting a total of 1,500 hours to finish building the water facilities.
Moreover, Ford Philippines also went to San Pedro, Laguna last September 18 at the GK Alaska Village to provide free medical consultations and dental services for 250 patients. Subsequently, Ford volunteers repainted 113 houses in the village and prepared activities for the children.
Ford says more than 13,000 Ford employees, retirees and dealers globally worked on 310 community service projects in 26 countries for the Ford Global Week of Caring.
In Asia Pacific, 5,300 Ford volunteers participated in over 80 projects in China, India, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and eight emerging markets, including Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Guam, Tahiti, etc. to support local schools and kids, local community and improve the environment.