Peacock Ford Donating Masks to Maitland Community Members During Peacock Ford PPE Day
Local dealership also providing barbecue lunches to first responders to recognize their service to the community.
The public is invited to pick up free masks that same day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peacock Ford dealership located at 1875 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, Fla. 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.
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.
"We are committed to the health and safety of the communities we serve, and this donation of masks will help make a difference,"
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.
For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit http://www.peacockautomotive.com.