“It is motivating to see individuals of Alberta and the rest of Canada come together and support those who have been displaced by the serious wildfires in Fort McMurray and surrounding locations,” stated Dianne Craig, Ford president and CEO. “I am also pleased with our Canadian Ford and Lincoln Dealers for unifying to assist evacuees and regional charities, including the Canadian Red Cross. Our thoughts are with those impacted during this challenging time.”
Ford of Canada is matching a $171,000 donation from across the country Drive 4UR Community occasion held May 7, while the Ford Motor Business Fund is donating $100,000, and Canadian Ford Dealer Associations are contributing an extra $200,000. Too, a variety of Ford dealers have actually made specific contributions, bringing total donations to the Canadian Red Cross to more than $500,000, the company stated.
On top of monetary contributions, Ford dealers in Alberta have actually been collecting non-perishable products and carrying them to evacuee locations, supplying free meals and power to evacuees, and hosting fundraising occasions to support regional charities, the company said, including that lots of Ford dealers outside of Alberta have likewise been doing whatever they can to assist.