16 December, 2011 (All day)
On Dec. 13, 2011 Barber Brothers Ford cut a check to Morgan High School in the amount of $3250, from the Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
Barber Brother’s Ford and Morgan High School partnered to raise this money by providing the community the opportunity to test drive a new vehicle at the Drive One 4 UR School event held on Sept. 16. Each test drive resulted in a donation made back to the high school from the Ford Motor Company.
This was the 2nd Drive One 4 UR School event that Barber Brothers participated in this year, bringing their total contribution to the Morgan High School to $7450 for 2011. Barber Brother Ford is a huge contributor to the education of the students in Morgan. ‘With all the cutbacks in school budgets, finding creative ways to fund-raise is imperative,” said Ken Adams, Superintendent at Morgan High School. “The money from Ford will make a difference to our students and it says a lot about who they are as a company.”
Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Drive One 4 UR School program has generated over $7 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive One 4 UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular activities like sports and music programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.
“I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Morgan High School, and I’ve never been more proud to be a Ford dealer. 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 John Barber, owner of Barber Brothers Ford.
Barber Brothers Ford will be hosting a free oil change event this Sat. Dec. 17, when you bring in a new unwrapped toy. Unwrapped Toys will go to help the Marine Toys for Tots foundation. Whirly Bird Helicopters will also be available for discounted helicopter rides with new toy donations. The event will go from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Barber Brothers Ford. (See ad in this paper).