Ford is helping communities most in need and supporting our customers. As of May 7, our efforts include:

Ventilators: Partnering with GE, we expect to produce 50,000 Model A-E ventilators by early July, with the ability to produce 30,000 a month thereafter. Month-by-month, we have produced:

    o 1,500 in April

    o 12,000 by end of May

    o 50,000 by July 4: helping U.S. gov’t meet their goal of producing 100,000 ventilators in 100 days

• Also helping GE scale on two other ventilators they produce (R19 & R860)

Face Shields: Assembled & shipped over 10 million shields to all 50 states plus Puerto Rico; making one million shields a week.

Face Masks: Millions of masks are approved for Ford employee use, and awaiting certification for medical use.

Reusable Gowns: Working with Joyson Safety Systems, we’ve created re-usable gowns manufactured from material used to make our airbags.

• Production has surpassed 400,000 gowns. 200,000 being made per week.

• By July 4, Joyson Safety Systems will cut & sew 1.3 million gowns – self-tested to federal standards and washable up to 50 times

Ford-Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs): With design & testing consultation from 3M, Ford developed a new powered air-purifying respirator 

• Approximately 90 paid UAW volunteers have assembled more than 10,000 PAPRs at Ford’s Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Mich., with the ability to make 100,000 or more

• Ford is capable of increasing 3M’s U.S.-based output of PAPRs & N95 respirators

COVID-19 Collection Kits: Ford is helping Thermo Fisher Scientific triple number of collection kits it can deliver

Additional offerings and developments:

• Sourcing thermal scanners we can distribute to hospitals 

• Offering six months payment relief to new customers who need a vehicle; also offering families affected the virus relief on their vehicle payments through Ford Credit.

• Exploring ways to increase the upfitting of Ambulances and other critical vehicles

• Helping hospitals deliver emergency oxygen in the San Francisco Bay Area

• Leveraging our Ford Fund philanthropic arm to support non-profit groups delivery of food to senior citizens and thousands of children who do not have access to school meals

• Converting Transit vans and Ranger pickups into food delivery vehicles for families and seniors in need.

• Repurposed our Lincoln Personal Driver program to deliver food to local Michigan nonprofits.

• Worked with our food service provider, Aramark, to deliver take-out food containers to Pope Francis Center so they can provide to-go meals to homeless people.

• In partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Ford Fund has established a $100,000 emergency fund for students at historically black colleges and universities who may need financial assistance with travel costs to get home