The helping hands of the Ford Volunteer Corps are working for children
and families on a Ford Accelerated Action Day. More than 500 Ford
employees are participating at 32 nonprofit locations across southeast
MODEL Teams of Ford volunteers are painting shelters, renovating family
centers and helping to build homes. Many of the participating
organizations will share more than $57,000 in Ford grants to buy the
tools, supplies and materials needed to complete their projects.
"We're utilizing our people and our resources to lay the foundation for
a brighter future in our communities," said Jim Vella, president, Ford
Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "Children and families are
the back bone of strong communities. By helping them succeed, we're
helping our communities grow and prosper."
Nonprofit partners in southeast Michigan receiving up to $5,000 in
grants for today's projects include:
"Ford employees are not only painting and building, but also mentoring
young people and engaging children in educational activities," said
Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. "We also Go Further by
collecting diapers and baby formula to help the youngest at-risk members
of our community."
About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community
partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. The
Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing
funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills
for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and
interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through
programs that enhance high school learning and provide college
scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps,
more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees each year work on projects
that better their communities in 30 countries. For more information,
For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and
video, visit www.media.ford.com.
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