Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $75,000 to tornado-relief efforts, and with matching employee donations, the total contribution could be as much as $100,000.
The fund is contributing $75,000 to the American Red Cross and local chapters in areas affected by last Friday’s tornadoes and to the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville, according to a news release.
Ford employees at the Louisville Assembly Plant and Kentucky Truck Plant, in Louisville, and the Sharonville Transmission Plant, near Cincinnati, will make matching donations.
Some of the funds will support relief efforts in southern Ohio, where Sharonville Plant employees have volunteered to assist with rebuilding efforts, according to the release.
“Our hearts go out to our neighbors in the wake of these destructive tornadoes,” Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, said in the release. “We are ready to help those impacted by this tragedy.”
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is expected to contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations in the Louisville area during 2011 and 2012 through its two Louisville manufacturing operations and through the Operation Goodwill partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund and area Ford and Lincoln dealerships, according to the release.