Following news that over 6,100 people were killed in an earthquake in Nepal, many different companies and organizations have ponied up funds to support relief and rescue efforts in the region. Ford Motor Company has announced it is now joining the relief efforts, donating over $200,000 to various organizations providing emergency assistance to victims of the natural disaster.
The Ford Fund will contribute $50,000 to a disaster relief fund setup by international non-proft Global Giving and will match up to $50,000 based on Ford employee donations. Another $100,000 has also been given to Habitat for Humanity International in order to help Ford Asia Pacific contribute to rebuilding efforts following the cleanup.
“Ford and its employees want to help meet the great need for assistance in the wake of the heartbreaking death and destruction in Nepal. We’re committed to helping those in need and hope these contributions will accelerate recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake,” Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, said in a statement.
To donate to Global Giving and support the Nepal relief fund for yourself, follow this link.