Ford Legal Alliance for Women to Hold Global Day of Service
On Thursday, the Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women will hold a Global Day of Service, bringing together Ford volunteers and employees from 70-plus law firms to give back. Volunteers from the world over will participate in projects and outreach initiatives at homeless shelters and food banks, while the representatives from involved law firms will provide pro bono legal work.
Participants in the Global Day of Service on Thursday will span 30 states in America as well as Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
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In addition to the activities taking place on the Global Day of Service, the Legal Alliance for Women and firms from southeast Michigan will be on-hand at the Project Clean State Expungement Fair in Detroit on Saturday, Sept. 28. At the event, volunteers will work with community members to aid them in having their criminal records cleared so that they can better their fortunes.
“The passion we share in advocating for and serving our communities extends beyond this one day,” said Beth Rose, chief compliance officer, Ford Motor Company, and chairperson of Ford’s Legal Alliance for Women. “This is part of who we are as individuals and drives our community service year-round.”
The Global Day of Service is the ostensible capper to Ford Global Caring Month, which will see Ford volunteers from 34 countries take part in projects aimed at bettering communities around the world. Since the Ford Volunteer Corps was launched in 2005, its members have put in approximately 1.7 million hours of community service.