Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in the process of converting its first plant to produce face masks for first responders and health care workers. The first of its machinery has been delivered and installed, according to the company.
“There has never been a more important moment to help children and their families with vital needs in our communities than during this time of great uncertainty,” said FCA CEO Mike Manley.
FCA also announced it will work with non-profit organizations and foundations that are providing food to children until schools return to session. Starting immediately, FCA will help provide more than one million meals to school-age children in the communities around our principal manufacturing plants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The program will then be extended nationwide in the U.S. and to Canada and Mexico, supporting similar relief efforts for kids who would normally access school meal services.
The company is investing technical, logistical and manufacturing resources for medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).
“In this time of need, we’ve focused our resources on those actions we can implement quickly and that will have the greatest impact, as we did in Italy as soon as the emergency started,” added Manley.