Chesterton, Indiana | Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $16 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.
Lake Shore Ford has brought Ford Motor’s Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Chesterton community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Frontline Foundations, Inc. For every person who took the wheel and test-drove a new vehicle in downtown Chesterton on September 28th, Lake Shore and Ford Motor Company donated $20 to Frontline Foundation. The funds will go to help much needed programs and initiatives for the Frontline Foundation.
Frontline is a Certified Addiction Services Outpatient Treatment Provider. There Mission is to serve as a source of hope to young men and women ages 18-28 suffering from alcohol and drug abuse while also providing an effective treatment and recovery support system. They offer vital support through recovery workshops, peer-to-peer group sessions and individual treatment, which certified substance abuse counselors and program coordinators facilitate. As a certified 501(c) 3 organization, Frontline began serving Porter County in 2007 with its first office location in Chesterton. Due to the increased number of clients, Frontline responded by opening a second office in April 2010 located in Valparaiso. Frontline consists of a unique two-fold format that incorporates the clinical aspects of abuse and addiction as well as non-denominational faith-based principles addressing the spiritual aspects of healing and recovery.
“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Don Hadley, Dealer Operations Manager at Lake Shore Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for Frontline Foundations.”
The event, which was held from 9am to 5pm in downtown Chesterton, featured main vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. “Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an electric vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Don Hadley. Dealership staff was on site to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available to test-drive.