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The Ford Volunteer Corps is making a world of difference during the annual Ford Global Week of Caring. More than 8,000 Ford employee and retiree volunteers are registered for projects in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Thousands more are expected to join the effort. In the United States, community building is this year"s theme with projects that address shelter and housing issues. Around the world, Ford volunteers are working to create a better world by feeding the hungry, renovating schools, repairing shelters, protecting critical water resources and planting trees.

In all, Ford volunteers are tackling more than 150 projects during this one special week of community service.

"Ford"s legacy of caring goes back to the company"s founding more than 100 years ago and it is gratifying to see this generation of employees embrace that history with their eyes on the future," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "We are One Ford in any language, and proud of our contributions to creating a better world."

"Ford employees are dedicated to building vehicles that meet the needs of our customers, and they bring that same commitment and energy to helping people in the communities where they live and work," said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. "We are fortunate to have the resources and the people to make a world of difference."

Since 2005, the Ford Volunteer Corps has been the face of Ford in communities around the globe and throughout the year. Each year more than 20,000 Ford employees and retirees participate as part of Ford Model Teams that support community projects.

Source: Media Ford