FORD: PROVIDING A HELPING HAND IN NASHVILLE

FORD: PROVIDING A HELPING HAND IN NASHVILLE

  • Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is providing $50,000 to Hands On Nashville as part of its disaster relief support.
  • Ford also is offering special rebates and payment terms for customers impacted by the flooding.
  • Ford volunteers are continuing efforts to lend a helping hand to the greater Nashville community.

DEARBORN, Mich., May 13, 2010 – Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services today announced a donation of $50,000 to Hands On Nashville in support of its disaster relief efforts and other community outreach activities.

The Ford Motor Credit Company Nashville Business Center has a long-standing relationship with Hands On Nashville, a recognized leader in supporting volunteer activities in the greater Nashville community for nearly 20 years. The employees at the Nashville Business Center in Franklin, Tenn., have been active volunteers through Hands On Nashville since 1995.

Ford Motor Company also is offering rebates of $750 toward selected new vehicles to customers with car and trucks damaged in the recent flooding and who live in counties designated as disaster areas. This program runs through June 30.

In addition, Ford Credit is offering customers affected by the floods the option to delay some car and truck payments. Ford Credit’s Disaster Relief Program allows qualified customers to postpone up to three monthly payments, resuming their regular payment schedules as their situations improve. For more information, Ford Credit customers may call 1-800-723-4016 and 1-800-945-4000 for other vehicle brands.

During the past two years, Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund have contributed more than $2 million, and more than $6 million during the past seven years, to non-profit organizations in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. These organizations include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Zoo, OASIS and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Other initiatives include Ford Driving Skills for Life, which offers hands-on driving clinics for teens, and Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides Nashville high schools an innovative educational model that develops critical thinking, team building and other career-relevant skills using real-world problems from fields such as business, economics and engineering.

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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works to strengthen communities through programs that foster driving safety, education and community life. Made possible by funding from Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2009. National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides high school students with academically rigorous, real-world learning experiences, and Ford Driving Skills for Life, which teaches safe driving skills to teenagers through interactive web-based learning and hands-on driving clinics. Each year the Ford Volunteer Corps provides more than 100,000 hours of volunteer support from 20,000 Ford employees for community projects in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.

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