GM Foundation Gives $25,000 to Operation Homefront at Darryl Worley Concert in DetroitFunds will help provide emergency and morale assistance services to America’s military families
The General Motors Foundation
gave $25,000 to Operation Homefront in support of its military financial assistance and counseling services.
The GM Foundation donation was announced before a free concert by country music artist Darryl Worley
, sponsored by GM’s Military Discount program
, on the RenCen plaza stage September 8, as part of Detroit’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration events occurring in and around GM’s headquarters.
The GM Foundation’s donation will be used to provide emergency financial assistance in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, hospitals, and numerous other providers, as well as counseling and recovery support for struggling military families and wounded warriors.
“It is important that military families realize that they are not alone,” said GM’s Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett. “The GM Foundation’s $25,000 grant to Operation Homefront reinforces that message by providing vital resources to help U.S. Military personnel and their families when they are facing a time of financial need.”
The Foundation has committed more than $3 million to veteran and military organizations, including Operation Homefront.
“We cannot thank the General Motors Foundation enough. Their support means that anywhere from 25 to 50 families will receive financial assistance critical to leading their everyday lives,” said Operation Homefront Director Sarah Davis. About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, Environment and Energy and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.