Ten volunteers from Ford Motor Company devoted their time and energy at our Go-Getters Drop in Center on Friday, December 7. The volunteers helped prepare and serve lunch, set up holiday decorations, decorate cookies, and do some housekeeping. The effort was part of a “Ford Accelerated Action Day,” on which more than 600 Ford employee volunteers worked at various places in southeast Michigan dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless.
Go-Getters is a consumer-run center that provides support, fellowship and comfort to individuals recovering from mental illness, many of whom have experienced homelessness.
Go-Getters and its consumers have greatly benefited from the generosity of Ford and its Volunteer Corps in the last few years. Ford has helped build and stock a food panty, upgrade the kitchen, install community gardens, supply arts and crafts materials, provide holiday cheer and gifts, and more.
“We are deeply appreciative of all that Ford has done for Go-Getters, and it has certainly made a real difference for the individuals and community that Go-Getters serves,” said Joseph Tardella, executive director of Southwest Counseling Solutions.
To see the Facebook photo essay: Ford volunteers help at Go-Getters.