Ford Extends Hurricane Relief Programs to Victims of Irma
September 13, 2017 --
- Ford Motor Company employees and dealers are working to help victims of Hurricane Irma rebuild their lives
- Ford Motor Company Fund will match employee and dealer contributions to the American Red Cross up to $150,000 to aid Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts; this raises potential assistance from Ford to $300,000
- Ford is extending a special ?Florida Is Family assistance bundle for customers whose vehicles were lost or damaged; this includes the same no-haggle, below-invoice price Ford employees and their families receive, with payments deferred until next year
- First responders in hurricane-affected areas are eligible to receive a special discount toward purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle
DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ford Motor Company and its dealers are providing special assistance for Hurricane Irma victims, including first responders, existing customers, and those needing to replace lost or damaged vehicles.
?We cannot communicate enough just how much people affected by Hurricane Irma, along with those still recovering from Harvey, remain in our thoughts and prayers, said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. ?The Ford team is taking action to expand our contributions to the American Red Cross, as well as implementing sales programs aimed at getting Floridians back on the road.
Ford has launched multiple initiatives to assist in hurricane relief efforts:
- Ford Motor Company Fund will match employee and dealer contributions to the American Red Cross up to $150,000 to aid Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts, raising potential assistance from Ford to $300,000
- A special customer-assistance bundle, ?Florida Is Family, will go toward helping customers whose vehicles were lost or damaged to meet their immediate vehicle needs. The bundle, in effect now through Oct. 2 for purchases financed through Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services and completed before Oct. 31, includes:
- The same no-haggle, below-invoice price Ford Motor Company employees and their families receive
- No payments until next year
- Low Ford Credit APR or lease rates
- Simple online credit application process can be found here
- Existing Ford Credit and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services customers affected by Irma can apply to have their payments deferred for up to two months by visiting FordCredit.com or LincolnAFS.com, calling 800.723.4016, or by going through the FordPass smartphone app
- First responders in hurricane-affected areas are eligible to receive a special $1,000 discount (in addition to all available incentives) toward purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle; see www.FordSalutesThoseWhoServe.com for more
Ford has 123 dealerships in Florida. Information regarding the full extent of damage is not yet known; assessments are under way.
?The entire Ford family of employees, dealers and customers is dedicated to putting our heart into everything we do, said LaNeve. ?As we did with Harvey, Ford is committed to taking action where we can to make the process for those rebuilding their lives as a result of Hurricane Irma as simple as possible.
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