Ford, along with its dealer network, has committed to raising $3.5 million to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey in the US, with several different initiatives geared toward aiding affected Texans as they try to rebuild their lives. The automaker is also offering a “Texas Is Family” customer assistance bundle to help those with loss claims afford a new Ford with no-haggle, below-invoice pricing like Ford employees pay; low credit APR and lease rates; and no payments due until next year.
Existing Ford and Lincoln customers can apply to defer payments for up to two months while they attempt to set things in order again.
The Ford Motor Company Fund is providing $500,000 toward Texas disaster relief from the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Team Rubicon, and Toolbank, and toward purchasing four Chariot Ford Transit vans that will support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Texas-area dealers have already donated $200k to relief organizations through a Cowboys-Texans telethon, committing to raising more than $1 million for local charities and dealership employees. Ford will match their amount, up to $1.5 million, for community relief charities.
“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” says Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett. “Texas is like family for Ford. Our teams are working day and night to help our customers, dealers and communities get back on their feet.”