Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ford employees across the Asia Pacific region, including Guam are doing their part to build a better world this week during the 9th annual Ford Global Week of Caring happening between September 6th through the 14th.

  • Triple J Guam volunteers to join more than 13,000 Ford employees around the world in Ninth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring taking place this week (September 6-14)
  • Ford’s Global Week of Caring is about making a positive contribution to the communities we live in as corporate citizens
  • More than 13,000 Ford employees, retirees and dealers will work on 310 community service projects in 26 countries for the ninth annual Ford Global Week of Caring

As part of the Ford Global Week of Caring (GWC) program, over thirty Triple J employees, their family members and friends participated in a clean up on Saturday September 6th at the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority’s Guam Elderly Project "Guma’ Trankilidat", Guam’s only project for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities.

The clean up effort consisted of landscaping maintenance, tree and shrub trimming, light power washing and assisting the residents in sprucing up their units and surrounding area.

The centerpiece of Ford’s year-round global volunteering campaign, Global Week of Caring – now in its ninth year – highlights the efforts of employees to make a difference in their communities.

“Triple J’s “Customers First” commitment extends to our community involvement, and it starts with helping those in need, including our Man’amko (the elderly),” said Jay Jones, Senior Vice President of Triple J. “We have for three decades, strived to improve lives and build better communities through our philanthropic contributions, both financially and voluntarily with time and personal involvement.”

In addition to the clean up effort, Triple J Ford Service will soon launch a September promotion with proceeds to go towards the upkeep and maintenance of Guma’ Trankilidat.

Ford Global Week of Caring
For the past nine years, thousands of Ford employees on six continents have joined together to power a new engine of support to benefit people in local communities. In 2013, more than ten thousand Ford volunteers – known as the Ford Volunteer Corps – touched more than one million lives with community service.

In conjunction with this year’s Ford Global Week of Caring, more than 13,000 Ford employees, retirees and dealers will work on 310 community service projects in 26 countries for the ninth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information about Ford and its products worldwide please visit

About Triple J Enterprises
The Triple J operations include the Triple J Auto Group, which represents Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Honda, Acura and Kia. Triple J Commercial Tire, which services cars, light trucks, and a full range of commercial vehicles and equipment. Triple J Rentals, the licensee for Hertz Rent A Car on Guam. Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, the distributor of high-quality food items including Certified Angus Beef, Hawaii Water, and Tyson food products. Triple J Real Estate Group, which specializes in commercial and residential property development in Guam, and Triple J Restaurant Group, which operates Outback Steakhouse, Tony Roma's, Capricciosa and Truong’s Vietnamese Restaurant.

About Guma’ Trankilidat
Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority’s Guam Elderly Project, "Guma’ Trankilidat," is financed through the Farmers Home Administration, Section 515 New Construction. Guma’ Trankilidat provides housing to very low-income elderly and persons with disabilities. The project contains 49 one-bedroom units. Section 8 rental assistance is provided residents of Guma Trankilidat. For more information about the Section 8 program visit GHURA’s Section 8 program web page.

Media Contact: Kristine Lujan, Director of Marketing, Triple J Enterprises, Inc.
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GWOC group photo: Triple J staff, their families and friends take a break for a photo-op with, Terrie C. Barnhart Service Coordinator for Guma’ Trankilidat, during the Ninth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring Guam’ Trankilidat Clean Up on Saturday, September 6th, 2014.