Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ford Shows Support in many ways towards US Military Veterans

Ford Shows Support in many ways towards US Military Veterans

WESTLAND, Mich. – Ninety-three years ago, Henry Ford arranged a convoy of 50 Model T vehicles to chauffeur countless military veterans across the country to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention in San Francisco.

It was in 1922 that the father of the automotive industry first publicly acknowledged his value in America’s military through this grandiose but gratuitous act of assistance to veterans. In 2015, Ford Motor Co. shows support in many ways towards U.S. military veterans and continues its founder's legacy of philanthropy. 

Since 1996, Ford has donated 199 vehicles to the DAV fleet that helps disabled veterans get where they need to be. Recently, Ford added to that number and donated 7 Flex utility vehicles that will be used by the DAV in Little Rock, Ark.; Iowa City, Iowa; Iron Mountain, Mich.; Omaha, Neb.; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.

In addition to donating 7 Flex utility vehicles to the DAV, Ford Fund – Ford’s philanthropic wing – will sponsor DAV 5k walks in Atlanta, Cincinnati, and San Diego. Plus, Ford Fund will continue to finance the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to young men and women who step forward to help disabled veterans in their communities.

Other ways Ford shows support towards U.S. military veterans include their support this past spring for the DAV Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colo. Ford also plans to partner with Project SNAP to bring veterans and their communities together to create artful messages of thanks to active military members that will join this year’s Operation Grateful Nation mural ­­– last year’s artwork is on display at the Pentagon.

Additionally, Ford worked with National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. to develop the Freedom’s Sisters REBOOT Workshop that assists women veterans as they transition from military to civilian culture.

Ford Fund is also a large sponsor of Honor Flights, which carry World War II veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. To further honor World War II veterans, Ford paid special tribute to them at this year’s Ford Fireworks in Detroit, which included a flyover by vintage World War II-era planes.

As you can see, Ford and Ford Fund pay special attention to America's men and women who serve in or who are veterans of the U.S. military. Since 1974, Ford has donated close to $9.3 million to veteran’s organizations, and now employs over 7,000 veterans and hundreds of active military personnel, reservists, and guardsmen.

Ford's deep commitment to others translates to what we do at our dealership for our customers. We want to make sure your vehicles functions at its best. Stop in at our Garden City area used car dealer to get the auto service your vehicle needs to keep driving Ford tough! 

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by, or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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