April 04, 2013
LAWT News Service
Ford Motor Company announced today its continued commitment to honor the outstanding achievements of ordinary people and organizations doing extraordinary things in the African American community by creating the national Ford Freedom Unsung program. Made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Freedom Unsung salutes and honors those who have positively impacted communities and whose achievements serve to enlighten and inspire others.
The Ford Freedom Unsung —Southern California will celebrate those who have made exceptional and impactful contributions to this region. Ford will recognize the winners at a special reception in their honor on June 19, 2013 at The Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
“Ford is proud to honor the contributions of others who go above and beyond to positively impact communities but are often are not recognition for what they do,” said Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Whether it is a mother who tutors children, or a brother who sacrificed years serving his country, to a neighbor who leads a nonprofit organization or a father who dedicated his life to serving the homeless, unsung heroes surround us everyday and look for nothing in return.”
Ford is bringing this event to Southern California as part of their ongoing commitment to honor distinguished Americans who dedicate their lives to improving the community where they live and the world at large. Award categories include Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization. Residents of the Southern California area are invited to nominate their favorite living unsung hero who resides in this area.
Nominations are due by April 29th. Please mail nominations to Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, attention Najah Woods, One American Road – 211 WHQ, Dearborn, MI 48126 or email to