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Corporations Donate $8 Million to Detroit for New Fire and Police Vehicles

March 25, 2013

Police vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, and GM, that will be paid for by donations from a number of U.S. corporations.
Police vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, and GM, that will be paid for by donations from a number of U.S. corporations.

Eight corporations are donating a total of $8 million to the City of Detroit so it can acquire new public safety vehicles, according to an announcement from the City. This donation will cover the cost of 23 ambulances for the Detroit Detroit Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division and of 100 new patrol cars for the Detroit Police Department.

The companies donating funds include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Chrysler Group, LLC; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Company; Quicken Loans, Inc.; The Kresge Foundation; Penske Corporation; and Platinum Equity, LLC. FirstMerit Bank will serve as the financial partner as part of this project, according to the City.

This public safety announcement is related to Bing’s Detroit One initiative, which seeks to reduce violent gun crimes in the City by 25% by the end of 2013.


  1. 1. Tim Mullins [ March 25, 2013 @ 02:47PM ]

    It's pretty sad and discusting that city's Like Detroit have to relly on donations and Obama is giving millions to Syria and Pakistan and other mid east countries to rebuild their cities.....This is why we the American people have no say as to what goes on in Washington!

  2. 2. keith odonald [ March 26, 2013 @ 01:54AM ]

    I also agree foreign aid needs to be cut as long as America is struggling ...but if you look closely ...that aid STILL Goes right back to Greedy American Multinational Corporations.....WHO put major cities in the situation from the start!!....This is what cities look like after their jobs and tax dollars are sent overseas....So YES, They need to KEEP These Corporations on the hook


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