Ford Announces Community Service Events with Country Star Drake White
See this guy up here, right above these words, sitting cross-legged on the hood of a Ford, wearing a goofball hat, and strumming a guitar? That’s no ordinary guy; that’s country musician guy Drake White, and he’s teaming up with Ford to take place in five community service events taking place over the next four months in four different markets across the US.
White, who was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” last May and whose song “Livin’ the Dream” entered the Billboard Hot Country charts at No. 43, will take part in five community projects between May 19th-August 20th. These events will take place in cities where White will join the Zac Brown Band on the “Black Out the Sun” Tour.
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White, a Ford truck owner, has done work with Outnumber Hunger and Feeding America for past community service endeavors.
“Even before I had a public voice, giving back to the community has always been very important to me,” said White. “I used to volunteer in my hometown in Alabama and now that I have this platform it is more important to me than ever.”
“Ford, country music and community service have a long, rich history, dating back to Henry Ford, a big music fan and believer in making the world a better place,” said Yisel Cabrera, community relations manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We are excited to join with Drake in fighting hunger, disaster relief, promoting safe driving and building stronger communities.”
The dates and locations for the events are as follows:
- May 19th – Foodshare, Hartford, CT
- June 4th – American Red Cross, Los Angeles, CA
- July 2nd – Habitat for Humanity, Detroit, MI
- August 14th – Ford Driving Skills for Life, Dallas, TX
- August 20th – Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, MA