Beford Ford in Washington Court House partnered with Ford Motor Company for Ford Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Ohio Day in March to help distribute masks to the community.
According to a press release from Beford Ford, Ford — in partnership with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and its philanthropic arm the Ford Motor Company Fund — made a commitment to produce and donate 100 million U.S. made medical-grade face masks to at-risk communities across the country.
“With the acquisition of another 20 million masks, Ford and Ford Fund have now increased their promise to 120 million donated masks by mid-2021,” the press release said. “Since August, more than 90 million masks have been distributed to non-profit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states. Ford is stepping up its drive to encourage Americans to #FinishStrong in the battle against COVID-19 with a Finish Strong messaging campaign focused on encouraging Americans to pull together and protect each other.”
Locally, Beford Ford donated masks to the Washington Fire Department and the Washington Police Department, but both groups ended up purchasing the units. Additionally, Beford Ford donated masks to customers, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayette County Humane Society and United Way of Fayette County.
The information in this article was provided by Beford Ford in Washington Court House.
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