Ford Distributes Over 3.9 Million Face Masks in Communities Across the Southeastern U.S.


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Ford Motor Company Fund distributed over 3.9 million medical-grade face masks in neighborhoods across the Southeastern U.S.  More than 780,000 masks were distributed in the greater Atlanta area -- 2000 were distributed within the City of Griffin. 

City Manager Jessica O'Connor.

The Mask Donation was part of Ford's #FinishStrong initiative – a public call to action encouraging Americans to pull together, protect each other and help save lives in the months ahead until COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. In addition to Atlanta, Ford hosted Mask Donation events in Charlotte, NC, and across the State of Florida. 

Chief of Police Mike Yates.

Ford has been a leader in COVID-19 mitigation efforts and one of the first manufacturers to pivot toward making personal protective equipment (PPE). The company, in partnership with the UAW, has produced tens of millions of pieces of PPE to meet the strong demand. These include: 55 million face masks; 20 million face shields; 50,000 patient ventilators; more than 32,000 powered air-purifying respirators in collaboration with 3M; and 1.6 million washable isolation gowns. 

Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cindy Jones.

Since August 2020, Ford and Ford Fund, the company's philanthropic arm, have delivered more than 70 million masks to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states. Ford will hit its goal of producing 120 million medical-grade masks for donation to communities by mid-2021.

The Bell House Hotelier Kirby Sisk.



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