The front end of a Ford F-150 is seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo. Ford said Friday Jan. 28, 2011 it earned $6.6 billion in 2010, its highest profit in more than a decade. Ford's U.S. sales jumped 20 percent last year as an improving economy lifted demand for the company's F-Series pickup trucks. Ford was the top-selling brand in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
DEARBORN, MICH. — The Ford Motor Company Fund is pledging $1 million to the American Red Cross for efforts including workplace development training for veterans, military members and their families.
The funding announced Thursday by Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. also will help with disaster relief through the Red Cross Disaster Responder program.
The commitment is for two years. Its support of the American Red Cross is being expanded with 200 Blue Oval Scholarships for nurse assistant training in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. Training takes place in cities including Detroit, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky.
The Ford Motor Company Fund is funded by the automaker.