The General Motors Foundation yesterday donated $25,000 to Ohio charities and organizations near its Parma facility. This is the fourth year the GM Foundation has donated to nearby community organizations.
As reported on Cleveland.com, The United Way of Greater Cleveland received $10,000, with both the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Big Creek Connects each receiving $5,000. Another $2,500 was donated each to the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes.
“We are so grateful,” said the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Jo Anne Clemens. “Because of the GM Foundation, we will be able to provide 20,000 meals to those in need.”
So far this year, the GM Foundation has donated about $1.7 million to 209 organizations in 45 plant cities, according to GM Foundation Vice President Lori Wingerter.
“The GM stamping plant, and the auto industry, is such an important part of Parma, and we are grateful for the continued investment that GM makes in our community, both at the stamping plant and charitably,” said Parma Mayor DeGeeter. “We are most appreciative for the continued support by the GM Foundation for local charities in Northeast Ohio, including the Friends of Big Creek. Job well done to all GM employees who make this happen.”
“We are fortunate and proud to be a part of a company and community that works together to help those in need,” added Parma Plant Manager Al McLaughlin.