Ford Offers Vehicle Discounts, Other Incentives to Hurricane Victims

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Ford takes unprecedented action to help Hurricane victims get their families, jobs, and transportation needs back on track.

The outpour of support following Hurricane Harvey has been nothing less than impressive, and Ford is contributing big time and with more than money. According to Ford, the company has already pledged over $3.5 million to help folks affected by the historic flooding, as well as $700,000 in grants to help with re-tooling and equipment purchases for non-profit volunteer groups to help affected neighborhoods.

Now, they’ve also released a new discount offer for the “Ford Texas Family” for new purchases, as well as deferring payments. Current owners of Ford or Lincoln vehicles who reside in the Houston area are eligible to defer their monthly payments through Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial services for up to two months. Customers can request these services online, through the FordPass app, or by calling 1-800-723-4016.

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For those who suffered a total vehicle loss as a result of the hurricane, the automaker is offering the same no-haggle, below-invoice price that employees and their families receive, called the X-Plan. In addition to low-interest rates on purchases or leases, Ford is also offering to defer payments on new loans until next year. They haven’t forgotten those on the front lines helping out, either. First responders in hurricane-affected areas are also eligible to receive an additional $1,000 discount on the purchase of any new Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

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“Thousands of people have suffered tremendous loss as a result of Harvey,” Raj Nair, executive vice president and president of North America, said in a press release. “For these people, Ford is committed to taking action to make the process of getting their lives back on track a little easier.”

The Ford Fund is also donating $500,000 to American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and other agencies to assist with the relief effort. These incentives and aid packages obviously won’t completely erase the devastation that has occurred in Texas. But it should help those affected by it recover a little faster.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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