Since the onset of the pandemic, Ford has worked to produce a wide variety of personal protective equipment, distribute it to those in need, and fund efforts to ensure people receive food and medication during these difficult times. That includes the efforts of Ford Argentina and Ford Fund, which will continue as the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the country.
Ford Argentina and Ford Fund have announced that the duo’s regional community assistance program will continue to provide assistance and much-needed goods to over 8,000 families in South America. With help from Fundación San Genaro in Argentina, the program will deliver food, PPE, and other essentials to over 900 families in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Santiago del Estero over the next four months.
Additionally, a grand total of 29 different organizations will provide the goods needed to create 75,600 care packages that will be delivered to at-risk communities in Greater Buenos Aires and Santiago del Estero. Ford will also distribute 3,620 kits containing hygiene and PPE products, including reusable face masks designed and produced by a micro-enterprise from NGO Mujeres 2000, which focuses on training and providing job opportunities for women in high-risk areas.
These efforts continue Ford’s mission to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in South America, which began last year when the Ford Pacheco Assembly Plant produced 20,000 face shields for health institutions. Ford also loaned fleet vehicles to the Argentine Red Cross so that it could reach needy communities during the crisis, as well as transport medical supplies and volunteers across the region.
Most recently, Ford Argentina and Ford Fund provided two direct care projects – Colibríes Home and San José Home – which included donations for children, adolescents, and the elderly that helped them purchased needed supplies, primary care products, and medicines.