Ford PH gets 3 nods at 5th Driven to Serve Awards

Ford PH Driven to Serve awards

Ford Philippines received its latest accolades at the 5th Driven to Serve to Awards organized by the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists for its various corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What Ford Philippines programs were given recognition at the 5th Driven to Serve Awards?

    The awards given to Ford Philippines were for the Building Healthy Communities program, COVID-19 Relief program, and Driving Skills for Life.
  • What Ford models were lent out to the Asian Hospital during the height of the pandemic?

    The Ford Transit and Ranger were lent out to the hospital to help transport healthcare workers as well as deliver food and PPE supplies.
  • The three gold awards that the Blue Oval brand’s local distributor received was for its Building Healthy Communities program (Community Development category), COVID-19 Relief program (COVID-19 response category), and Driving Skills for Life (Road Safety category).

    In a statement, Ford Philippines explained that the Building Health Communities is an outreach program focused on promoting self-sufficiency and increased health awareness through neighborhood-based educational efforts.

    Under the program, Ford has conducted medical and dental missions as well as health and wellness forums. The company also supported farmers in North Luzon by purchasing their produce and donating them to Gawad Kalinga (GK) communities in Bulacan.

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    Aside from that, Ford employees served as teachers to the children of Sta. Cruz, Laguna via virtual volunteer activity. The kids had undergone arts and crafts, academic tutorials, storytelling and board game making.

    To add, Ford also turned over a grant of $5,000 (more than P200,000) to the GK Community Development Foundation to support Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) community kitchen program.

    Meanwhile, the American automotive marque’s Philippine arm raised over P600,000 to support GK’s “Walang Iwanan, Walang Hawaan, a relief and rehabilitation program that supplied food packs to thousands of vulnerable families in the Visayas.  Personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and medical tools were also given to various volunteers.

    The company also shared 10,000 face shields to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (Amcham) Foundation, 13 hospitals and health centers and a non-government organization partner received medical supplies and PPE.

    Further, a Ford Transit and Ranger were also lent out to Asian Hospital to help transport healthcare workers as well as deliver food and PPE supplies.

    Ford Driving Skills for Life

    Moreover, Ford conducted its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) themed “Safe Driving in the New Normal” last year in its bid to reinforce road and driver safety in the advent of the ‘new normal’. In the initiative, Ford tackled pandemic car care and maintenance tips, car sanitation and disinfection, and driving techniques during the rainy weather. During a four-month period, the DSFL had more than 1,600 participants attending a total of 21 virtual training sessions.

    “Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of our business at Ford. We thank the SPMJ for continuing to recognize our programs that make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve. These citations serve as an inspiration for us to look for more ways to expand our programs to serve more beneficiaries,”  Ford Philippines Managing Director Michael Breen said.

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