General Motors Contributes to United Way Allen County

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(Pictured left to right) Mayor Tom Henry, UAW Local 2209 President Brian Hartman, Shop Chairman Rich LeTourneau, General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant Manager Mike Thomas, United Way of Allen County CEO David Nicole. (Pictured left to right) Mayor Tom Henry, UAW Local 2209 President Brian Hartman, Shop Chairman Rich LeTourneau, General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant Manager Mike Thomas, United Way of Allen County CEO David Nicole.

United Way of Allen County has received a nearly $265,000 contribution from the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly plant. The organization says the donation equals the total from employees during the 2015-2016 campaign.

The gift is part of an "equal contribution initiative" from General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM). The focus of the giving is on STEM education, vehicle and road safety and sustainable communities.

United Way of Allen County Chief Executive Officer David Nicole says "General Motors' investment in United Way of Allen County helps us to leverage resources to continue building a community where all individuals discover and achieve their potential. We are thrilled to have partners such as General Motors and UAW 2209 work beside us to make sustainable communities where families and individuals live healthy lives and achieve financial stability. It is only together that as a community, we are able to move forward."

In April, the organization announced it was refocusing its resources to better address issues facing families who are struggling to make ends meet. United Way of Allen County says it has already engaged more than 500 stakeholders and community members to gather feedback on how to "have a greater impact on the entire community."

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