From tech innovations to towing capability, Ford is the leader in a lot of avenues in the automotive industry. Being the symbol of American automobile excellence is great, but what’s even more important to Ford is making the world a better place.
The company’s most recent charitable endeavor comes in the way of donating eight Ford Flexes to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation Network. For two decades, Ford has been donated more than 200 vehicles to DAV so that veterans who need assistance getting to doctor appointments didn’t have to be stressed with figuring out how they will get there.
“These heroic men and women are a powerful inspiration for Americans of all ages,” Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services said to The News Wheel. “We salute their courage and perseverance, and we’re proud to help them overcome mobility challenges with vehicles and rides that could improve the quality of their lives.”
Ford’s recent charity doesn’t stop there though. Ford also promised to continue to fund the DAV’s Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship. The scholarship is available to students who have volunteered to support American veterans. As of now, Ford has donated $1.2 million to the scholarship.
The Flexes will be dispersed throughout several locations, including Baltimore, Maryland and Syracuse, New York. In the last two decades, Ford’s donations to DAV have helped 716,000 military veterans find reliable transportation. Ford chose to donate the Ford Flex this time because of the car’s spacious seating and fuel efficiency. The car also seats seven people, which helps get more veterans to the doctor appointments they need to get to on time.
Along with the Ford F150 and Ford Focus, the Flex is one of Ford’s most reliable vehicles, and it can be found both new and used at Ford dealers such as Henry Day Ford in West Valley City, Utah.