Ford and Sheriffs Distribute Over 2 Million Masks to Sheriff’s Offices Nationwide
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) announced today through a partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, more than 2 million protective masks have been distributed to more than 300 Sheriff’s offices across the United States in just a few weeks. This is on top of the 2.5 million masks to 48 states delivered in 2020 with the help of REFORM Alliance, Motorola, SwabTek and Under Armour.
“We are grateful for Ford’s generosity during this critical time for communities combating COVID-19,” NSA President and Dane (WI) Wisconsin Sheriff Dave Mahoney said.
“Ford is a great partner for many offices around the country and with this program helping more than 300 agencies stay safe.”
Ford Motor Company is encouraging Americans to #FinishStrong—to pull together and protect each other to help save lives in the months ahead. As the company’s philanthropic arm, Ford Fund is leading Ford’s effort to donate 120 million masks to at-risk communities across the United States by mid-2021.
“Our goal throughout the mask donation process has been to provide masks to those in greatest need or without access”, said Pamela Alexander, Director, Ford Motor Company Fund. “First Responders have been on the front lines from the beginning and helping to keep them and our communities safe is something we’re very proud of.”
Since August, Ford has distributed more than 86 million medical-grade masks to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states.
About the National Sheriffs’ Association:
The National Sheriffs’ Association is one of the largest non-profit associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and with a total membership of approximately 14,000 individuals. NSA is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice. Throughout its eighty-one-year history, NSA has also served as an information resource for all law enforcement, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.