Peacock Ford Donating Masks to Maitland Police and Fire Departments, Central Florida Boys and Girls Club, and Community Members During Peacock Ford PPE Day
(ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.) 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. 18.
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.
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.
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 12 automotive dealerships representing 21 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Ga., S.C. and Fla. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit peacockautomotive.com.