The automotive company has implemented a series of actions in Argentina to face the challenges that we all face in this unprecedented situation.
Faced with the uncertainty generated by the pandemic of the new coronavirus, many solidarity actions have emerged. Young people help their older neighbors with shopping, there are those who offer free virtual activities to spend their days at home, and many others give away a little of their time in the live broadcast on social networks.
Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a lot of talk that we are the only vaccine that currently exists to combat COVID-19, since flattening the contagion curve depends on everyone respecting the measures defined by the World Organization of the Health and the authorities of each country. In this way, we can all help make everything happen in the best possible way.
Companies are also doing their part in this, contributing what they can to support the authorities and citizens in these times of need. Ford is one of the companies that has promised to help, and for this it has implemented different actions.
PRODUCED FACE SHIELDS
At his Pacheco plant (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ford assembled a group of 45 volunteers who produced 20,000 face shields . Unlike the masks, these are made with acetate sheets and support pieces. They are part of the essential personal protective equipment that healthcare professionals need at this time.
These protectors were donated to the Argentine Red Cross, the association dedicated to managing the risks of emergencies and disasters, promoting health and educating in first aid. More than 100 people participated in the logistics and distribution tasks , among the team of Ford volunteers, the Argentine Red Cross, Club Ranger volunteers and SAME personnel.
At all times, rigorous standards of social distancing and guidelines of protection for the care and safeguarding of personal hygiene and the workplace were respected.
HE MADE HIS VEHICLES AVAILABLE TO THE RED CROSS
In Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru , Ford made its vehicle fleet available to the Red Cross . Automobiles are used as a resource to support humanitarian aid through the transfer of volunteers, professionals, and medical supplies.
The fleet includes Ranger, Transit, Fusion, EcoSport and Ka models, as well as an ambulance. The initiative, which continues with the Corporate Social Responsibility programs that Ford is already developing together with various NGOs, is especially valued in this world crisis situation.
REPAIR ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATORS
In Brazil, Ford joined the CNI / SENAI (National Industrial Learning Service) working group and other companies to restore mechanical respirators , which have been discarded or need maintenance. It is a fundamental equipment for the treatment of patients infected with COVID-19 who are in a delicate situation.
In that country, the automotive company also helps consumers who have financed their vehicles through Ford Credit, as it has announced the possibility of postponing up to three installments of financing until the end of the contract.