Peacock Ford is donating a large shipment of masks from the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) to the Maitland Police and Fire Departments and Central Florida Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Feb. 18th.
The public is invited to pick up free masks that same day from 9am to 5pm at the Peacock Ford dealership located at 1875 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. There is a limit of 20 free masks per person, while supplies last.
In total, 13,680 free masks will be provided to the Maitland community in the Greater Orlando area.
“We are committed to the health and safety of the communities we serve, and this donation of masks will help make a difference,” said Warner Peacock, Chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive.
During Peacock Ford PPE Day, the local dealership is also presenting a barbecue lunch to Maitland Fire Rescue Station #45 at noon, followed by another lunch delivery to Maitland Police headquarters, to show their appreciation for the efforts of first responders during the pandemic.
This initiative is part of Ford Motor Company’s #FinishStrong campaign to help save lives in the months ahead until COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. Ford Fund is the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.
Leveraging data from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Ford has committed to donating 120 million masks, up from its original commitment of 100 million, to communities in need and with limited access to personal protective equipment across the country.
“The data shows that we can save a lot of lives in the coming months by coming together as Americans and protecting each other. Our mission is to inspire people to stay safe,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company.
Since August, Ford Fund has distributed more than 66 million medical-grade masks to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states.