Ford of Mexico continues to join forces with two non-profit organizations – Fundación Merced and Grupo Altía – with one common goal – to improve the quality of life of families who have been economically affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic and contain a person with a physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory disability. In its latest effort, Ford of Mexico has donated $10,000 toward the purchase of much-needed supplies for 25 families.
Among those 25 families, 17 children and young people are affected by severe, multiple, intellectual, and/or mental disabilities that require the use of a specialized wheelchair. In addition to purchasing those wheelchairs, Ford of Mexico also paid for essential health care and hygiene supplies for the families, along with pantry and basic household items including diapers, gloves, gauze, antibacterial gel, wet wipes, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
Employees of Ford of Mexico participated as active volunteers in this project as well, serving as guardians of each of the beneficiary families and contributing a motivational video dedicated to them, which was shown during the wheelchair deliveries. Additionally, the employees were able to get to know each of the members of the beneficiary families.
“At Ford, we are very pleased to be able to join this initiative that will improve the lives of 25 families, as we firmly believe that by providing access to resources and opportunities we help all people to reach their full potential,” said Héctor Pérez, CEO and president of Ford of Mexico. “At Ford we are sure that the union as a society will allow us to move forward, as we have done on previous occasions, showing that Mexico is a very strong country. For this reason, we are committed to contributing our efforts and helping our allies to take care of all people.”