Ford Provides More Than $3.5M To Hurricane Relief; Offers ‘Texas is Family’ Package To Aid Victims

  • Ford Motor Company, our employees and our dealers are working to help
    victims of Hurricane Harvey rebuild their lives
  • Ford dealers and Ford Motor Company commit to raising more than $3.5
    million in hurricane relief for affected communities, first
    responders, dealership employees and their families
  • Ford Fund is contributing up to $500,000 to the American Red Cross,
    The Salvation Army and other agencies to assist with the relief effort
  • Ford is extending a special “Texas Is Family” assistance bundle for
    customers whose vehicles were lost or destroyed; this includes the
    same no-haggle, below-invoice price as Ford employees and their
    families receive, with payments deferred until next year
  • First responders in hurricane-affected areas are eligible to receive a
    special discount toward the purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle

DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company and its dealers, taking action to aid Hurricane
Harvey victims, are committing millions of dollars in relief funds and
offering special assistance to those who need to replace lost or
destroyed vehicles.

“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas
is like family for Ford,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. “Our
teams are working day and night to help our customers, dealers and
communities get back on their feet.”

Ford has launched multiple initiatives to assist in the relief efforts,
including committing more than $3.5 million in relief funds. These
actions include:

  • Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $500,000 to disaster relief
    efforts in Texas. This includes contributions to the American Red
    Cross, The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Team Rubicon, Toolbank
    and the purchase of four Chariot Transit Vans that will also support
    the relief effort
  • Texas-area Ford dealers already have donated $200,000 to disaster
    relief organizations via the Cowboys-Texans telethon and have
    committed to raising more than $1 million to go toward helping
    dealership employees and local charities. Ford will match this effort
    up to a total of $1.5 million in relief to designated community relief
  • Ford is announcing a special customer assistance bundle, “Texas Is
    Family,” to assist customers with a loss claim to meet their immediate
    vehicle needs:
  • “Texas Is Family” customer assistance bundle

    • The same no-haggle, below-invoice price as Ford employees and
      their families receive
    • No payments until next year
    • Low Ford Credit APR or lease rates
    • Simple online application process
  • Existing customers affected by Hurricane Harvey can apply to have
    their payments deferred for up to two months by contacting Ford Credit
    or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services online, at or, by or phone at 800.723.4016 or by using the FordPass
    smartphone app
  • First responders in hurricane-affected areas are eligible to receive a
    special $1,000 discount (in addition to all available incentives)
    toward the purchase of any Ford or Lincoln vehicle

Ford has 114 dealerships in the Houston region. Currently, 101 remain
open, 13 are closed and 10 (some open and some closed) have incurred
extensive damage. While assessments are still under way, Ford expects
dealer vehicle losses to be in the low thousands and isolated to a few

“The outpouring of support from dealers and employees who want to help
is truly remarkable,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president and
president of North America. “Thousands of people have suffered
tremendous loss as a result of Harvey. For these people, Ford is
committed to taking action to make the process of getting their lives
back on track a little easier.”

About Ford Motor Company

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The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of
Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury
vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company
and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous
vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000
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