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Ford Steps Up Big to Help Replace Flooded Vehicles After Hurricane Harvey

The Ford Motor Company has really stepped up big after Harvey destroyed much of south Texas. If anyone’s car was lost or submerged, they can get the employee price on a new car with a lot of other incentives to help them recover, too.

I don’t work for Ford or endorse them or anything and this is in no way a plug for them. I am, however, excited to see how they’ve decided to help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

I have heard that this extends to all Ford dealerships, so if someone who lost a vehicle in Houston has relocated to Lubbock, you can go to a local Lubbock dealer and get the same deal. But check with them first since I don’t have all the facts.

Here is the press release from the Ford Media Center:

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, MI, September 1, 2017 – 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 charities
  • 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 FordCredit.com or LincolnAFS.com, 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 dealers.

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