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Published on December 8th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Ford Global Week of Caring starts with Ford volunteers completing hundreds of community service projects

Ford has kicked off activities for the 6th annual Ford Global Week of Caring in Malaysia. This worldwide movement is helping turn Ford Motor Company’s vision of a better world into a reality for millions of people – and this year, it will also give back to Malaysian children in need. The Ford Global Week of Caring is an opportunity for Ford employees to make a positive impact on the communities where they live and work. This year in Malaysia, employees are raising funds and donating their time to Rumah Hope, a volunteer-run sanctuary that provides food, care and security for children who have been abandoned or abused. Founded in 1994, the organization currently serves and houses 60 children in the effort to provide them with a new beginning.
Ford service centers in Malaysia are currently selling potted seeds for RM 5.00 to raise funds. Additionally, Ford will be making a monetary donation and is accepting non-monetary donations from customers such as children’s clothes, toys, books and non-perishable food items. Staff members will be visiting Rumah Hope on 17 September to hand-deliver the donations that have been collected, as well as to help spruce up and upkeep the home. These staff members join the numerous Ford volunteers – known as the Ford Volunteer Corps – that have made a world of difference over the past six years and continue to do so in each of their communities. In 2010, more than 12,500 Ford employees in more than 40 countries completed nearly 200 community service projects during Global Week of Caring. Ford volunteers collected food for hunger relief, organized medical visits, built and renovated shelters, and provided clean water to areas of need.

“Ford has a century-old legacy of caring for its community and knows the importance of bringing this spirit of volunteerism to our Export and Growth markets, where the needy are often in the most dire of conditions,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export and Growth Operations. “We are proud that our employees and partners are dedicated to making a tangible difference in their communities, and encourage our customers in Malaysia to join our efforts to create a better world.”

For further information and to see how you can help make a world of difference, please visit: http://www.ford.net.my/.

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