DOWNEY - Central Ford of South Gate, a fairly new car dealership located on Firestone Boulevard, donated more than $5,000 to Warren High School last week to enhance student activities.The donation marked the culmination of a fundraiser in which Ford donated $20 for every person who test-drove a vehicle from Central Ford. More than 350 local residents took a test-drive. Henry Ford III, the great great-grandson of Ford's founder, presented the check worth $5,080 last week. Huntington Park High School also received $2,820. "Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand," said Jerry Feldman of Central Ford. Warren High principal John Harris called the donation "a blessing." "With all the cutbacks in school budgets, finding creative ways to fund-raise is imperative," Harris said. "What they're doing is a blessing for our students and it says a lot about who they are as a company. The money...will help our school tremendously."
********** Published: May 31, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 07