Ford Donates Vehicles to Assist Disabled Vets
Aug. 10, 2015—On Friday, Ford Motor Company announced it will donate seven Ford Flex utility vehicles to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
The donated vehicles will become part of the DAV Transportation Network that enlists volunteer drivers to take sick and disabled veterans to VA medical centers across the county. Since 1996, Ford has donated 199 vehicles to the DAV fleet.
“Transportation and community service are two important areas where Ford excels,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We are proud to be able to help these heroes of freedom get the critical services they need to make their lives better.”
In addition to the new Ford Flex vehicles, Ford Fund is sponsoring DAV 5k walks this fall in Atlanta, Cincinnati and San Diego. The Ford Fund will also continue its support for the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to young men and women who have volunteered their time to help disabled veterans in their community.
“We are extremely proud of our long partnership with Ford Motor Company,” said Ron Hope, DAV national commander. “Ford is an American institution and we’re grateful they continue to support the men and women who preserve the American way of life we hold sacred. Without this donation many of these veterans would go without the medical care they earned.”
Since 1974, Ford and Ford Fund have provided nearly $9.3 million to veterans’ organizations. Ford employees over 7,000 veterans plus hundreds of active military personnel, reservists and guardsmen.