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Ford and Donley Ford of Galion and Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon

Launches Drive 4 UR Community Events to raise Funding for Local United Way Organizations
by Donley Auto Group

 Ashland, Ohio, September 11, 2012 – Ford Motor Company has launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Donley Ford of Galion and Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon with the assistance of United Way of Knox, County, Mount Vernon, Ohio, Director Jen Odenweller and United Way of Galion, Ohio, Pennie Fox, Board Member scheduled the following Drive 4 UR Community Events:

 

  • United Way of Knox County, Mount Vernon, Ohio hosted by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon – Thursday, October 25, 2012 (time to be announced)

  • United Way of Galion, Ohio hosted by Donley Ford of Galion – Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 from 9 to 3 pm

 

Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $12 million for local schools since its inception in 2007. 

For each Drive 4 UR Community event, Donley Ford of Galion and Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon will team up with United Way of Knox County and Galion, Ohio to complete the test drive fundraising event. The Donley Ford of Galion and Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon will provide the cars to be test-driven and work together with the United Way organizations to organize and publicize the event. For every valid test drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the participating nonprofit or community group, up to a maximum of $6,000.

“The Drive 4 UR Community program is a great example of how Donley Ford of Galion and Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon can go further in each community to help the local charities raise needed funds for a cause.  

“It’s a win for both because FORD donates $20 per test drive to the event while introducing the new FORD lineup of great cars, trucks and SUVs to consumers who are there to support the cause. We take pride in the opportunity for consumers to test drive and not have to worry about a sales pitch.  

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 168,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

About Donley Auto Group
Donley Auto Group dealerships consist of four full service dealerships; Ashland, Galion, Mt. Vernon and Shelby. Since 1977 Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland has served the local community and expanded into 20 surrounding counties with the additional dealerships. All, in the ‘Heart of Ohio’. For more information, visit
www.Donleyford.com.

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Contact: Doris Dunn
419-281-3673
dorisdunn@donleyford.com


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