Ford and Vampt join for week of caring

For one week each year, Ford employees, dealers and retirees on six continents unite for the company’s Global Week of Caring.

Thousands of Ford volunteers tackled more than 175 projects from 7 to 12 September. In Cayman, Vampt Motors participated in the event and extended it to last for the entire month of September.

Across the world, Ford employees, dealers and retiree volunteers ventured out into their local communities to build homes, renovate shelters and feed the hungry. More than 8,000 volunteers worked on more than 175 projects in local communities around the world, totalling more than 24,000 man hours in community service.

In Grand Cayman, Vampt chose to support the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Throughout the month of September, Vampt Motors donated a portion of its service and parts departments’ revenues back to the Humane Society. The company also made a commitment to contribute volunteers to give their time and donate needed items to the organisation. Vampt Motors also collected money in both its service and parts departments to benefit the Humane Society.

In 2008, Ford volunteers went to work on many projects covering six continents. They helped repair an orphanage in Mexico, constructed houses in a village in the Philippines, performed needed maintenance at a children’s home and school in South Africa, and painted and decorated a centre for orphans in Vietnam.

‘Our employees and retirees continue to answer the call and help with energy and enthusiasm,’ said Larry Prein, Central America and Caribbean director of Ford. ‘These are challenging times for community service organisations and Ford is dedicated to using its volunteer muscle to do some of the heavy lifting needed to make the world a better place. This is important, inspiring work that improves people’s lives.’

In total, Vampt raised $1,650 for the Cayman Islands Humane Society from its participation in Ford’s Global Week of Caring.