Ford Motor Company announced today that it is donating eight new Ford Flex crossovers to Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The vehicles will become part of the DAV Transportation Network, taking veterans to VA medical facilities around the country as needed.
“These heroic men and women are a powerful inspiration for Americans of all ages,” says Ford Motor Company Fund President Jim Vella. “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 support for the Disabled American Veterans organization stretches back more than 90 years, to when the automaker organized a caravan of 50 Model Ts to carry disabled vets to the DAV national convention in 1922. The automaker has been a proud supporter of the DAV ever since, donating 207 vehicles to its fleet over the past two decades, and ultimately helping transport more than 17.3 million veterans to VA facilities.
Ford also supports the annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which seeks to help rehabilitate disabled vets with winter sports, and the Quick Lane “Trading One Uniform For Another” program, which awards scholarships to vets considering pursuing certification in automotive maintenance and repair.