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Ford Joining Nationwide Memorial For Lives Lost To COVID-19

Ford Motor Company will join a series of organizations and communities across the United States tomorrow in a memorial honoring people who lost their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For one hour starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, Ford will illuminate its world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, as well as the historic Michigan Central Station that the company is restoring in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood – simultaneous with building lightings and church bells pealing all over the country.

The memorial was planned by the 2021 Presidential Inaugural Committee and will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., to mark the day of remembrance and unity.

Ford is a chair of the committee and supporting inaugural activities by contributing up to four million Michigan-made face masks being used by participants in the committee’s National Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day. In total, Ford is producing and donating 100 million face masks through mid-2021 as part of its commitment to provide personal protective equipment to help communities combat and limit the spread of the virus.

Ford has been a leader in COVID mitigation efforts since April of 2020 and one of the first manufacturers to pivot toward making personal protective equipment (PPE).

The company, in partnership with the UAW, has produced tens of millions of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet strong demand, including 20 million face shields, 50,000 patient ventilators, over 32,000 powered air-purifying respirators in collaboration with 3M, and 1.4 million washable isolation gowns.

In collaboration with the UAW and Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford also has donated more than 50 million face masks to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, and underserved communities in all 50 states.

We’ll have more on Ford’s efforts to fight COVID-19 soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford-related COVID-19 news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    Job well done FORD, this was a Hot Mess and Lie from the start of 2020 to now. My heart goes out to all those families who lost Love Ones over #19

  2. Robert Nino

    So proud to be part of Ford, a great company and an excellent Corporate Citizen. Grateful as well, to have been allowed to be part of the solution: Project Apollo, volunteering to make FaceShields.
    Our collective How Can We Help? And Can Do attitude is impressive.
    Stay healthy, Stay Strong and Carry On!

  3. Kevin

    This is such a wonderful thing! Thank you Ford for honoring the people who have died from this horrible virus. A true American company. Stay safe so you don’t join this memorial.


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