Ford Volunteer Corps, Ford in India during Global Week of Caring 2013

Ford Global Week of Caring is being organized at Ford wherein close to 12,000 Ford employees, retirees and dealership volunteers will be undertaking various community projects across six continents. This is for eighth year in a row that Ford is bringing to the fore their philanthropic and generous endeavors in support to humanity.

Ford Volunteer Corps IndiaGrants to the tune of US$ 290,000 have been set aside for these community service projects while US$40,000 has been sanctioned as grants for various projects in India. Ford Global Week of Caring will continue from September 7 to 15, 2013 as it takes into account over 200 community projects across 6 continents.

Ford India is also actively participating in this project with 1,500 employees and volunteers from Chennai, Coimbatore, Sanand and Delhi who will be representing Ford plants in Chennai and Sanand besides Ford Business Services Center and Ford Technology Services India. This team of 1,500 strong will address issues such as health, education and environment besides tackling concerns of woman empowerment and humanitarian support. This year, Ford employees have paid special attention to victims of Uttarakhand flood disaster while a donation of INR 59,04,000 was donated to Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.