Built to Lend a Hand
03/ 06/ 2020, Ford publishes a video, Built to Lend a Hand on their youtube channel launching awareness of their assistance programs.
If you are a Ford owner experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19 and have your Ford financed through Ford Credit, give them a call.
In a statement from Ford Credit:
“Ford Credit is encouraging customers in the U.S. impacted by COVID-19 to contact the company to discuss potential delay of payments to provide relief. Additionally, Ford Credit is offering a program giving customers who buy new vehicles the option to delay their first payment for 90 days.”
“Customers are encouraged to access their Account Manager profile either online at accountmanager.ford.com or through the FordPass app; visit http://www.fordcreditsupport.com/ or call a special hotline – 1-800-723-4016 – to discuss options.”
Ford Fund is also giving $500,000 to help nonprofit organizations to assist in communities deeply impacted. This includes groups in southeast Michigan who are delivering food to senior citizens.
This also includes delivering food to children who do not have access to school meals during school closures.
“We are immediately targeting resources to ensure that the most vulnerable people are being cared for during this unprecedented situation.” said Mary Culler, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We appreciate all that our nonprofit partners are doing and will continue to work with them to address critical needs in our communities as the situation evolves.”
Ford is also offering 6-months of payment deferment for new customers.
In an earlier press release, Ford, GM, FCA, and the UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) Union, state they have put together a task force to enhance protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers.
“Workplace health and safety is a priority for us every day. All three companies have been taking steps to keep the COVID-19/coronavirus out of their facilities and during this national emergency. We will do even more working together,” said Gamble, who convened the leaders of all three companies. “We are focused on doing the right thing for our people, their families, our communities and the country. All options related to protecting against exposure to the virus are on the table.”