Matt Ford of Kansas City Supports Ford Donation to Red Cross in Sandy Relief

A historic partner of the American Red Cross, Ford Motor Company has donated $50,000 to help with Sandy relief.

Online PR News – 04-December-2012 – Kansas City, MO – Ford Motor Company and the American Red Cross have partnered for over thirty years to raise money and provide relief to those in need throughout the country. This year, Ford is an active partner in the 2012 Red Cross Disaster Responder Program.

Under this program, Ford and several other companies have pledged donations on an ongoing basis to provide relief wherever it is needed the moment it is necessary. With pre-meditated donations, the Red Cross is able to respond instantly to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy.

Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, stated, “Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating impact on many states. We know that the need for assistance is great, and we are pleased to partner with American Red Cross to help provide relief.”

As part of Ford’s partnership, Ford has donated $50,000 to aid in relief for families devastated by Hurricane Sandy, which decimated the east coast two weeks ago. Families are still struggling to rebuild their lives. Some are without power, some are without shelter, some are without food, and some are without each other. Every cent that Ford has donated will go into helping these people reconstruct their lives and get back on their feet.

“The impact of Hurricane Sandy is widespread and the road to recovery will be long for many families in its path,” said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of Communications for the American Red Cross. “We appreciate Ford Motor Company for its partnership with the Red Cross that helps us to respond immediately to the most critical needs.”

Matt Ford Sales supports the Red Cross in all its missions. Just last year, during the devastation of the Joplin tornadoes, the Red Cross was a saving grace for Missouri residents. Ford recognizes the good work that the Red Cross does and is happy to support it in all its endeavors.