India and Brazil are currently in crisis facing the biggest surge in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started. As Ford sends PPE to each country, Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $200,000 to support non-governmental organizations providing essential COVID-19 relief. The contribution will be shared equally between the two countries to help families by delivering food, cleaning supplies and other essential items.
If you would like help and join in our efforts, please select from the projects listed below.
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India is grappling with a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. More than 200,000 people have died due to a second coronavirus surge in India and hundreds of thousands of people are infected each day. Many are unable to get the medical help they need. Donations to this fund will help treat patients and slow the spread of COVID-19 in India.
COVID-19 pandemic is still incredibly growing in Brazil in 2021. Urgent actions are needed to minimize social and public health negative impacts. This project is an expansion of a previous project to produce additional 15,000 handmade masks with 15 low income women. We will pay them to produce and distribute the masks along with hygiene kits (alcohol and bleach) to low income families in the states of Bahia and Sao Paulo. We will generate income and provide basic protection against coronavirus.
In 2021, with the worsening of the pandemic and the shortage of vaccines, families that were already in a vulnerable situation have become even more fragile, at the mercy of extreme poverty and hunger. To support these families, food baskets, hygiene kits and masks in Camacari, Dias d'vila, Lauro de Freitas Simoes Filho and Taubate will be distributed in partnership with the Rede Asta . This is an expansion of the existing project that will be benefit 1500 families over a period of 4 months.
Previous & Ongoing Disaster Relief Efforts around the World
UNITED we feed more children in Honduras affected by COVID - 19. This initiative seeks to bring food and hygiene products to 2,000 children and their families affected by the emergency of COVID -19 in Honduras. The preventive measure of absolute curfew has affected families who live thanks to the income they receive daily from activities linked to the informal economy.
Taking into consideration the high risk that Nicaragua has in the face of natural disasters, the Nicaraguan Red Cross provides rescue, search and rescue services for people who have been affected by the disaster. It also offers humanitarian assistance through primary health care, food delivery, hygiene kit, kitchen kit, mosquito nets, Reinforced Plastic, among others.