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2013-12-06 00:20:12

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Hundreds of Ford volunteers are packing, cooking and serving meals on a Ford Accelerated Action Day focused on feeding the hungry -- Ford employees are working in MODEL Teams at more than three dozen locations in four states - Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina and Washington -- Ford and its employees participate in many hunger-relief efforts throughout the year, contributing vehicles, dollars and...

2013-01-18 16:20:29

DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America recently donated 1,000 winter coats and $10,000 in cash to the Detroit-based community organization, Focus: HOPE, as part of its activities for the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The coats were distributed to underprivileged youth and adults from Southeast Michigan during a special event and check presentation on Saturday, January 12. More than 100 community members joined Focus: HOPE's CEO, William F. Jones, Jr.,...

2012-12-07 00:20:32

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Ford volunteers are stepping away from their jobs and going to work in soup kitchens, food banks and shelters on a Ford Accelerated Action Day Ford employees are working in MODEL Teams at more than three dozen locations around Metro Detroit. Ford and its employees participate in many hunger-relief efforts throughout the year, donating vehicles, dollars and manpower to help our communities The Ford Volunteer Corps is cooking,...

2012-09-04 06:21:14

DETROIT, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards will be presented to Allan Gilmour, Larry Alexander, Kathleen Hatke Aro, and Donnell White for their important contributions to regional progress, cooperation, and understanding in Southeast Michigan. They will be honored on October 11, 2012, at a special breakfast ceremony at the Ford Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan, beginning at 8 a.m. The sixth annual awards ceremony and breakfast...

2012-03-11 05:00:00

WARREN, Mich., March 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanting to make sure the work of Eleanor Josaitis continues, Art Van Furniture announced today it is donating one million dollars to Focus: HOPE and is challenging other businesses and individuals to match its contribution. On March 10, 2012, Michigan's largest furniture retailer served as the title sponsor at "The Light for Hope Eleanor M. Josaitis Tribute." More than 900 prominent Metro Detroiters gathered at the Detroit Marriott to...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced it will donate 1,000 coats to the Detroit-based community organization, Focus: HOPE, for distribution to underprivileged youth in the community, as part of its activities for the 2012 North American International Auto Show. A ceremony will be held at the Focus: HOPE center in Detroit on Tuesday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m., where members of Focus: HOPE will be joined by representatives from Hyundai Motor...

2011-09-16 13:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the Michigan launch of Internet Essentials(SM), an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption experiment, during an event co-hosted by William F. Jones, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Focus: HOPE, Bret Perkins, Comcast Corporation's Vice President of External and Government Affairs, and Tim Collins, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast's Heartland Region. Joining to mark the launch were U.S. Congressman John...

2010-09-27 02:30:00

EMPLOYMENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS HIT THE ROAD IN THE MOTOR CITY DETROIT, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Workforce Development Department, a Michigan Works! Agency and the Detroit One Stop Service Centers will reveal the latest engine engaged in the Motor City's move to assist the unemployed and underemployed: the Detroit Michigan Works! One Stop Service Center Mobile Unit, Workforce One. Workforce One will be revealed Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M....

2010-06-15 14:40:00

Residential facility breaks ground to provide affordable housing to homeless youth as part of an ongoing effort to re-develop Detroit neighborhoods. DETROIT, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan (LCFS) along with Focus: HOPE and The Damone Group, will break ground on Oakman Place Apartments on Oakman Blvd., a $5.1 million affordable housing community for homeless youth, at 11 a.m. on June 22, 2010 as a collaborative effort to revitalize...

2010-05-06 11:00:00

Program Now Serving Residents of All 67 Counties PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal food program administered by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Food Distribution has been expanded and will serve more than 32,000 older Pennsylvanians in every county, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while visiting Philabundance, a large hunger relief organization in southeast Pennsylvania. "More than 1.4 million state residents are at-risk for hunger,...