Ronald McDonald House of Detroit to receive vehicle from GM Financial as part of its national “Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids” program
Detroit…GM Financial will present the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit with the keys to an off-lease 2014 Chevrolet Traverse as part of the company’s “Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids” program at 11 a.m. on June 20, in front of the House at 4707 St. Antoine in Detroit. After the presentation, guests and the media are invited on a tour of the House that serves as a “home away from home” for families of children who are seriously ill.
The media is invited to attend the presentation and tour and will be able to interview executives beginning at 10:30 a.m. and following the event. There will be a light brunch in the garden after the event. The vehicle will be on display.
During the event, Jennifer Litomisky, executive director of the House, will accept the keys to the new vehicle from Bob Winn, senior vice president of Pricing Analytics and Product Development and Joe Bartuch, senior vice president of Sales and Credit Operations, from GM Financial. Others in attendance will be representatives from James Martin Chevrolet in Detroit and several board members of the House.
“The vehicle will be used to transport families to and from Children’s Hospital of Michigan and other area hospitals where children of our families are staying,” said Litomisky. “It will be a nice convenience for our families and improve their overall experience at the House.”
GM Financial’s “Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids” program will provide vehicles to approximately 30 Ronald McDonald Houses in various cities throughout the United States in 2017. The program began last year in Fort Worth, Texas, where the company has its headquarters.
Thousands of families across America will benefit from getting this free transportation to hospitals as a result of the Cool Cars program.
The design on the Traverse lives up to the Cool Car program’s name, featuring a wrap-around image of a to-scale red Chevrolet Corvette. It will be a standout vehicle at special events where the House either sponsors the event or is the beneficiary of it. At those times, the vehicle will be used to transport supplies, auction items and other large event materials. Another advantage of using the Traverse is that it helps reduce wear-and-tear on the House’s van.