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Ford donates vehicle to support Ricky Martin Foundation

With the funds raised through the Ford Focus raffle, the Ricky Martin Foundation will continue its different projects.

With the funds raised through the Ford Focus raffle, the Ricky Martin Foundation will continue its different projects.

To help raise funds for several initiatives through the Ricky Martin Foundation, Ford Puerto Rico recently donated a Ford Focus, which will be raffled in May 2014 and will be on display at Plaza Las Américas in Hato Rey until the end of December.

With this donation, the company joins the mission of stopping child exploitation driven by philanthropist and Puerto Rican artist, Ricky Martin. The Ricky Martin Foundation was founded at a time when children around the world face bewildering situations that leave them vulnerable to human trafficking. Child labor, sexual and labor exploitation, prostitution, pornography, drug trafficking, and modern day slavery are some of the most heartbreaking manifestations of this crime, which foreshadows an epidemic crisis.

“We welcome Ford to our cause, stopping child exploitation in Puerto Rico and ensuring a free and dignified life for our children and youth. Thank you for joining our cause which would never be possible without allies like you,” said Martin.

Committed to its responsible corporate citizen actions, Ford Puerto Rico is present at the foundation’s pavilion at the mall’s second floor, which is free and open to the public. There, the foundation seeks to empower society about the existence of human trafficking, raises awareness and includes interactive features, testimonials, best practices and solutions to deter this crime. Tickets for the car giveaway are available at the pavilion, as well as Ponderosa restaurants and Supermax grocery stores.

With the funds raised through the Ford Focus raffle, the Ricky Martin Foundation will continue its different projects, among them the inauguration of the Tau Center in Loíza and the publication of its second- phase study about human trafficking in Puerto Rico, a long-awaited study.

“Our children are Puerto Rico’s future and their safety is our priority,” said Lorraine Urdaz, public affairs and communications manager for Ford International Business Development Inc., Caribbean and Central America. “We join the Ricky Martin Foundation’s mission and fight to abolish this crime that affects us as a society. We are certain that all the dedication and efforts will yield results.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.


  1. Alberto santa aviles May 30, 2014

    Cual es el numero ganador del concurso de super máx mayo 30 2014

  2. Luis June 3, 2014

    Cual es el numero ganador

  3. newsismybusiness June 3, 2014

    Saludos a ambos. Para esa información, deben comunicarse directamente con Ford y/o la Fundación Ricky Martin, pues nosotros no estamos afiliados a ellos y no tenemos los datos. Gracias.

  4. Luis June 10, 2014

    Si pero el boleto indica que el numero ganador sera anunciado en esta pagina. Aun no he podido saber cual fue el numero. Por Favor Indicar Como Proceder

    1. newsismybusiness June 10, 2014

      Debe ser en la página de Ford. Lamentamos el inconveniente, pero nosotros no tenemos esa información.

  5. newsismybusiness June 24, 2014

    Nuevamente, deben comunicarse con Ford o la Fundación Ricky Martin. Nosotros NO tenemos esa información. Gracias.

  6. Kerin August 4, 2014

    Estoy tratando de saber cual fue el # ganador para el auto, solo hay 60 dias para reclamar, el sorteo era para mayo 30. El q. sepa algo o a donde buscar o llamar, q. lo publique o diga un # de telefono donde comunicarse. No quiero pensar q. todo es falso, Ricky no es asi.

  7. Minerva Robles September 10, 2015

    Quien se ganó el Ford.

  8. maria vázquez ortiz September 6, 2016

    Quiero saver quien la persona ganadora del automovil ford

    1. Michelle Kantrow September 6, 2016

      Debe llamar a Ford o a la Fundación Ricky Martin. Nosotros no tenemos esa información.

  9. Nilda Lozada September 29, 2016

    Compré tickets para sorteo de FORD Fiesta 2016 que se supone haya sido celebrado el 15 septiembre 2016. Desearia saber el numero ganador puesto que no he visto anuncio en la prensa al respecto y solo hay 60 dias para reclamar. Muchas gracias.


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