PEKIN, Ill., – This September, Ford Motor Company will participate in Global Caring Month. As a part of the month’s community service projects, the Thailand Clean Water Community Project will be put into action as the winner of the Bill Ford Better World Challenge for a $200,000 grant.
Chanthaburi, a town that maintains a school and serves 3,300 residents, will have its water system rebuilt by a group of Ford volunteers. They plan to repair water storage tanks and install purifiers to give the people of the town access to fresh clean water. They will also install new sinks and restroom fixtures and the new water system will help irrigate crops and gardens.
In addition to the Thailand Clean Water Community Project, 20,000 Ford volunteers will complete hundreds of projects all over the world. Some of these projects include:
Renovating a school in Angola
Repairing a nursery, daycare, and library for children in Brazil
Assisting a food bank in Columbia
Improving and modernizing a mental health facility in the United Kingdom
Renovating a home for senior citizens in India
These are just few of the many global projects that will be completed this month. They will continue to contribute to the more than 1 million hours of community service that has been performed by Ford Volunteer Corps since 2005 when the program began. As well as service projects, Ford Fund will also be increasing its financial contributions during Global Caring Month.
Ford Motor Company Global Caring Month provides necessary relief to those in need all over the world. For more information about Ford Volunteer Corps and ways to get involved, visit www.volunteer.ford.com. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a 2 year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape from Velde Ford Pekin! As part of our 60th Anniversary Celebration, we want to do something fun for our community! You can enter online!
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