UAW Ford’s and Detroit’s Area Agency on Aging volunteers embodied a true labor of love to the community this Labor Day weekend.
“We pay homage to labor on this day and every day, but we know it’s more than just building cars and trucks – it’s about building communities,” said Jimmy Settles, Vice President and Director of UAW National Ford Department.
More than 3,500 hot meals were delivered by hand to homebound seniors. Last week, volunteers prepped and packed meals for today’s door-to-door outreach.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging President and CEO, Paul Bridgewater, expressed his appreciation for the quality of service and commitment that UAW Ford have extended to the community.
“I can’t express enough the importance of this holiday, especially considering the hard work of the UAW volunteers in laboring in love,” said Bridgewater. “We are grateful for the jobs in this area and for the elderly who can no longer work to get a meal, that means a lot.”
Later today at 10 a.m., the Labor Day Parade will take place in Corktown.