MI Car Dealers Applaud GM Flint Employees as $15,000 is Donated to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
05/17/2011

GM Flint employees worked together to bring enough donation money to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to cover 90,000 meals. MI car dealers are proud to see fellow GM employees give back to the community in such a big way.

Online PR News – 17-May-2011 – – DETROIT, M.I. – MI car dealers may have been humbled to hear the GM Flint Manufacturing Center employees pooled together to raise $15,000 to go to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The donation is enough to provide 90,000 meals to the local communities. More than 20 Michigan counties will benefit from the donations raised by the Flint employees.
The vice president and director of development for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Kara Ross, had stated in a press release issued to MI Auto Times that the organization has estimated that every dollar donated would equal six meals that could be provided to the community.
About a week ago the employees at the GM Flint Manufacturing Center came together and staged different fundraisers to collect as much charity as possible to help support and donate to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. MI car dealers have noted the collaboration between Flint employees and other organizations such as the United Auto Workers (UAW) was essential in the success of the fundraisers. UAW members from Locals 598, 599 and 659 worked with Flint during the fundraising process.
On May 7 MI car dealers learned representatives from GM’s Professional Managers Network and Women in Manufacturing met with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and presented a check to the organization. At the same time, GM employees sorted food that would be distributed across Michigan.
For more information on the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, visit www.fbem.org
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[Source(s): GM Communications]