Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Salvation Army Drives New Ford Transit to Provide Meals

The Salvation Army Drives New Ford Transit to Provide Meals

WESTLAND, Mich. –– The Salvation Army has long been known as a philanthropic organization that focuses its energy on providing clothing and jobs  to disenfranchised individuals at its national storefronts.

But one of its most impactful deeds happens to be feeding the homeless, and to do that The Salvation Army is driving a new Ford Transit to provide meals to individuals on Washington’s streets through its Grate Patrol program.

“Ford is proud to support The Salvation Army’s mobile meals program as part of our commitment to help build strong communities everywhere our employees live and work,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. “Transit – America’s best-selling commercial van – has the size and flexibility that make it the right vehicle for this program.”

After their previous van of 10 years ran its course, The Salvation Army opted for a Ford Transit 350 HD with a 3.5L V6 engine. Ford is a top contributor who helped fund The Salvation Army’s new conversion of a Ford Transit to provide meals.  The new van has been overhauled for Grate Patrol to effectively provide meals to Washington’s homeless, including customizations such as a sink, refrigerator, food preparation space, service window, and cabinets.

Since Grate Patrol began over 30 years ago, The Salvation Army has provided over 1.3 million meals to homeless individuals and others in need. Grate Patrol delivers 150 balanced meals, healthy snacks, and hydration on a nightly basis, and the new converted Transit van should make the organization’s goal of feeding as many men and women possible easier to achieve.

Ford is a perfect example of how a large company can use its influence and products to make positive changes in our world. We strive to do the same at our used car dealer near South Lyon, MI, where we provide affordable options on used cars and trucks to individuals looking to save money. Stop by for a test-drive or just to look anytime you’re in the area.

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