Donors Received Discounted Admission Tickets to Cowabunga Bay Water Park by Dropping Off Case of Bottled Water
In honor of National Hydration Day, Ford and its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund, teamed with Cowabunga Bay Water Park for the Fill an F-150 Bottled Water Drive in Las Vegas, helped The Salvation Army provide 25,000 bottles of water to assist with vital hydration throughout the hot summer months. Community partners and volunteers, such as, from The Las Vegas Bowl and UR WATUR also helped with donations.
From June 11-20, all four Vegas-area Ford dealerships collected cases of water to support The Salvation Army and its Emergency Disaster Services program, which provides hydration to those in need on days of excessive heat. According to the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, an average of 99 heat-related deaths per year have occurred in Clark County over the last five years; 82 coming in 2020.
“The Salvation Army considers the scorching heat our natural disaster in the Southwest, and bottled water donations are vital to the effort,” said Captain Anthony Barnes, Clark County Coordinator of The Salvation Army Southern Nevada. “This water drive was launched by the Ford Fund in Phoenix nine years ago, and we’re excited to have also expanded it into the Las Vegas market for the first time.”
Cowabunga Bay Water Park provided discounted admission coupons (good for up to $20 off Mon.-Thurs. admission or $10 off Fri.-Sun.) to each person who donated at least one case of water at the local Vegas-area Ford dealerships. The discounted daily admission coupon is redeemable during the 2021 season.
Ford’s goal was to collect 25,000 bottles of water during the Vegas water drive in support of The Salvation Army. To date, the Ford Fill an F-150 water drive in Phoenix has collected approximately 900,000 bottles of water for The Salvation Army. Administered by the Ford Fund, Ford is also jump starting the drive with a $20,000 grant in support of the water drive and other Salvation Army programs courtesy of Ford’s Operation Better World program.
“We’re eager to expand our partnership with The Salvation Army, which is very much in line with Ford’s mission to serve the communities where we do business and help those in need,” said Brad Jones, regional manager for Ford Motor Company. “We hope our Ford customers – and those new to Ford – will stop by a dealership with their water donation and, in turn, get a little fun out of their good deed with discounted admission to Cowabunga Bay Water Park.”
The Fill an F-150 Water Drive was launched with the following four Vegas-area Ford dealerships:
- Ford Country, 280 N. Gibson Road, Henderson, NV, 89014
- Friendly Ford, 660 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
- Gaudin Ford, 6625 W. Roy Horn Way, Las Vegas, NV 89118
- Team Ford, 5445 Drexel Road, Las Vegas, NV 89130