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Posted on Sun, Jan 1, 2012 : 2:05 p.m.

Ford Motor Company volunteers deserve a big thanks for Hospice work

By Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Board of Directors, employees, patients and families of Arbor Hospice, I want to send a heartfelt thank you this holiday season to Ford Motor Company’s outstanding team of 152 volunteers. These dedicated volunteers provided more than 1,216 hours of volunteer work at Arbor Hospice this (past) year alone.

Eleven volunteer groups from Ford visited The Residence of Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, with the majority volunteering their time as well as hands (and hearts) to help maintain the agency’s extensive 8-acre grounds, including summer gardens that our patients, families, and employees utilize throughout the season.

We are so appreciative of these men and women taking time out of their day, some on several occasions, to make the lives of terminally-ill patients and their families just a little bit brighter as they face the end-of-life journey.

We simply could not provide the end-of-life experiences of dignity, comfort and peace without all of these amazing volunteers. Thanks to community heroes like them, Arbor Hospice can continue to provide quality, compassionate care 365 days a year.

Gloria D. Brooks
President & CEO, Arbor Hospice



Mon, Jan 2, 2012 : 7:14 a.m.

I think it is great that Ford does this type of thing. It is not something that the company boasts about but I know of no other company that encourages volunteer activity to the extent that Ford does. Great companys do things like this.