Ford Motor Company and its employees have donated a sum of Rs. 1.25 crore in emergency assistance for earthquake victims in Nepal. Another American automajor General Motors Foundation is also providing grants totaling Rs. 63 Lakhs to American Red Cross and World Food Program USA. Funds will aid emergency management officials with recovery relief efforts in the recently devastated Nepal region.
Ford Fund will contribute Rs. 32 Lakhs to a disaster relief fund set up by Global Giving, a nonprofit organization connecting people to international causes, and will match up to another Rs. 32 Lakhs in additional employee donations. Ford Fund also will provide Rs. 64 Lakhs to Habitat for Humanity International to help the Ford Asia Pacific team contribute to local rebuilding efforts once recovery begins. Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services said, “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.”
Talking about General Motors' great humanitarian efforts, the company has donated an additional Rs. 32 Lakhs to the India Prime Minister Relief Fund, for relief efforts directly supporting Nepal’s most immediate needs. The sense of purpose to move quickly and answer the call to help when disaster strikes is embedded in General Motors and its Foundation,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “We extend our condolences to the thousands of families and communities impacted by this devastating earthquake. We hope that by partnering with these organizations we can do our part to help bring some measure of comfort during these difficult times.”