Ford Samoa celebrates Global Caring month

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FORD SAMOA VOLUNTEERS: Giving back to the community through its garden project for S.V.S.G’s House of Hope

FORD SAMOA VOLUNTEERS: Giving back to the community through its garden project for S.V.S.G’s House of Hope

Ford Samoa has joined the Ford Motor Company to commemorate the 11th annual Global Caring Month with Ford volunteers from more than three dozen countries around the world signing up for community projects, including a growing number of emerging markets from Cambodia to Laos, and Myanmar to Samoa. 

Last Saturday, employees from Ford Hyundai Samoa built a vegetable garden and planted some trees at the House of Hope, which houses women and children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse. 

“Ford Global Caring Month is one of the many ways Ford and its employees go further to improve the quality of life for people in the communities we live and work,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company. 

“From improving schools, constructing water wells and aiding withanimal welfare, our employees and dealers across the region truly embrace the company’s legacy of caring. The volunteers’ actions in giving back to their communities definitely inspire us all.”

During Ford Global Caring Month in September, some 20,000 Ford volunteers participated in hundreds of community service projects around the world. 

Global Caring Month is the signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps. 

Since it was launched in 2005, Ford Volunteer Corps members have contributed more than one million hours of community service in 48 countries, representing $29 million of in-kind community investments. 

In Asia Pacific, thousands of Ford volunteers participated in various projects in China, India, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines, as well as in 10 countries in Ford’s Emerging Markets business unit.

Ford Fund is also increasing its financial contributions to non-profit agencies during Ford Global Caring Month. Grants totalling US$700,000 will be used to purchase tools and other supplies needed to complete many of this month’s community service projects around the world. 

While the Ford Volunteer Corps is active throughout the year, Ford Global Caring Month is the highlight of a year-round effort to flex the volunteer muscle of Ford employees, retirees and dealers to make a positive difference in the neighbourhoods and communities where the company does business.

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