Buckeye Ford to distribute face masks

SIDNEY – Ohio Ford dealers, including Buckeye Ford Sidney, will distribute more than 1 million face masks in neighborhoods and suburbs across Ohio on Tuesday.

Residents are invited to stop by any distribution site to pick up 20 disposable face masks while supplies last. Each participating dealership will distribute masks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as quantities last. Buckeye Ford is located at 2343 W. Michigan St., Sidney.

The Mask Donation Day is part of Ford’s #FinishStrong initiative – a public call to action encouraging Americans to pull together, protect each other and help save lives in the months ahead until COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available.

Ford, in partnership with the United Auto Workers, has produced tens of millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to meet the strong demand. These include 70 million face masks, 20 million face shields, 50,000 patient ventilators, more than 32,000 powered air-purifying respirators in collaboration with 3M and 1.6 million washable isolation gowns.

Since August 2020, Ford and Ford Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, have delivered more than 70 million masks to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states. Ford will hit its goal of producing 120 million medical-grade masks for donation to at-risk communities by mid-2021.