Ford Motor Company recently announced its “continued commitment to honor the outstanding achievements of ordinary people and organizations doing extraordinary things in the African American community” by creating the national Ford Freedom Unsung program, said company officials.
Made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, the program is used to salute and honor those who have positively impacted communities and whose achievements serve to enlighten and inspire others.
Ford officials said they will recognize the winners at a special reception in their honor on June 19 at The Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
“Ford is proud to honor the contributions of others who go above and beyond to positively impact communities but are often not recognized for what they do,” said Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Whether it is a mother who tutors children, or a brother who sacrificed years serving his country, to a neighbor who leads a nonprofit organization or a father who dedicated his life to serving the homeless, unsung heroes surround us everyday and look for nothing in return.”
Award categories include Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization. Residents of the Southern California area are invited to nominate their favorite living unsung hero who resides in the area.
Nominations are due by April 29. Those interested can mail nominations to Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, attention Najah Woods, One American Road – 211 WHQ, Dearborn, MI 48126 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.