UAW-Ford today donated approximately $10,000 in supplies and man-hours to paint hallways and meeting rooms at the Nathalie Salmon House in Chicago – an intergenerational living facility that provides independent living to low-income senior citizens, according to The Chicago Defender.
To make it happen, UAW-Ford partnered with local nonprofit Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), and sent dozens of UAW-Ford volunteers – along with all the requisite supplies – to paint portions of the Nathalie Salmon House.
“The community service that UAW-Ford is providing is an expense we just couldn’t afford right now,” said H.O.M.E. Executive Director Bruce Otto. “Their efforts will help us save $10,000, which will afford us the opportunity to use those funds for other needed projects. We are very appreciative of the organization’s generosity and community outreach.”
Almost 60 seniors and 25 younger adults and families will benefit from UAW-Ford’s community service efforts at Chicago’s Nathalie Salmon House.
“Giving back is important to us at Ford Motor Company – we are committed to helping build strong communities and better lives,” says Ford VP of Labor Relations Bill Dirksen. “In this case, we are proud to support the senior citizens who have contributed greatly to our country. This is just one way we can show our immense gratitude.”