ATLANTA — A famous former Heisman Trophy-winning college football player will be in attendance when the The Ford Motor Company Fund and Allan Vigil Ford collaborate to donate a brand new Ford Transit Connect cargo van to the Summerhill Community Ministries which will be used to transport kids to the after school program and other activities.
The event will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (when the kids from the afterschool program arrive), at the Summerhill Community Ministries, 521 Kelly Street, Atlanta, GA 30312
Danny Wuerffel, who won his Heisman Trophy as the dynamic quarterback for the Florida Gators in the 1990s and went on to play in the NFL, is now the Executive director of Desire Street Ministries. Wuerffel will be joined by: Justina Dix of the Summerhill Community Ministries; Benna Deese of the Ford Motor Company Fund; and Allan Vigil, owner of Allan Vigil Ford.
Danny Wuerffel, forer Florida Gator star quarterback and philanthropist
The Ford Motor Company Fund is the philanthropic arm of, and community service platform, for Ford Motor Co. And, as part of the Ford Driving a Brighter Future effort, Summerhill is one of 10 at-risk youth organizations supported by local dealers and the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Just last year, 10 Atlanta area dealerships and the Ford Motor Company Fund contributed $60,000 to at-risk youth organizations throughout the Atlanta area. Summerhill reaches neighborhood and surrounding area kids providing after school, summer camps, summer job training and sports programs.
NOTE: Summerhill Ministries is part of Desire Street Ministries based in New Orleans. Their model for ministry is to work with partners who share a calling to have a physical presence in the neighborhood. http://www.desirestreet.org/
Since the Ford Motor Company Fund began operations in 1949, the organization has invested nearly 1.5 billion in civic organizations around the world to help drive a brighter future. In Atlanta, The Ford Motor Company Fund has contributed $36 million to date and over $11 million, since 2004 to support programs like Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to name a few.