Less than One Week Remaining for WNY Less than One Week Remaining for WNY Nonprofits Looking to Drive Away in New Ford Van

Deadline to Submit Ford Friendship Express Applications is March 1, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Ford Dealers of Western New York are reminding area nonprofit organizations that the March 1st deadline is quickly approaching for eligible groups to apply for a new van through the 2011 Ford Friendship Express program. Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million.

In 2010, Homespace, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns took home new Ford vans. Additional past recipients include: Computers for Children, Kids Escaping Drugs, SABAH, Meals on Wheels of Buffalo and Erie County, Friends of the Night People, St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Student Union at SUNY at Buffalo, Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Rural Transit Service, American Red Cross, The Buffalo Zoo and more.

If your organization wants to drive into the summer season with a new Ford van, please visit www.WNYFord.com to download an application and guidelines. All applications from organizations residing in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties must be returned and received by March 1, 2011 to be eligible for consideration. Please send completed applications to: Ford Friendship Express Program, 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1000, Buffalo, NY 14202.

The Ford Friendship Express van recipient in Western New York will be announced this spring.

About the Ford Dealers of Western New York
The Western New York Ford Dealers are part of the Western New York Ford Stores, an advertising cooperative comprised of 31 dealer locations that provide support for Ford vehicle sales and service in the 13 counties of Western New York and two counties in Northern Pennsylvania.