A devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco on Friday, September 8th 2023, causing severe destruction, claiming the lives of at least 2,800 people and leaving many more injured. The Ford Motor Company Fund, in partnership with GlobalGiving, is supporting TIBU Maroc with a $30,000 USD grant to amplify the organization’s important relief and recovery efforts.
TIBU Maroc has been a trusted local partner in Morocco with Ford and GlobalGiving since 2020. The organization will focus its disaster assistance in the Taroudant region where it already runs existing trusted projects to support girls and young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) and women’s empowerment centers. Taroudant is a rural region and has been significantly affected by the earthquake where the organization’s members and volunteers have tragically lost family members. Support will include the immediate distribution of emergency relief items, including hygiene kits, food parcels, clean drinking water, mattresses, clothing, first aid items, and other critical items. Ford employees and dealers are welcome to donate using the link below.