Arm-in-arm with NBC's GIVE program, Ford Motor Company Fund provided support for two nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC recently to commemorate their assistance for U.S. military veterans.
Together, they presented the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Bunker Labs DC with $15,000 and $10,000, respectively, giving the two nonprofits a surprise for the ages. Ford's no stranger to surprise reveals - check out their surprise for a Dallas firehouse in the video below:
The decision to award the two organizations was concurred by Jim Vella, the president of Ford Fund.
“Most important is community need — you always want to meet the greatest need,” he said. “You make some of the decision with your head and some with your heart.”
Through the arts - comedy, writing, and more - ASAP gives veterans and military families the space to heal and reintegrate into their communities. Bunker Labs specializes in networking, events and mentoring for military veterans with entrepreneurial aspirations.
“This is incredibly humbling,” Sam Pressler, the founder of ASAP, said. “We will be able to take this check and empower hundreds of veterans to come home and find a voice and purpose in the community. It’s incredible. We’re so grateful.”
For nearly a century, Ford Motor Company has supported military veterans through its Ford Fund initiative. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!