- Donation will support Kokomo Rescue Mission's Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach
- Chrysler has donated more than $40,000 to the Kokomo Rescue Mission since 2004
KOKOMO, Ind., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Families in the Kokomo, Ind.,
area will soon receive boxes of Christmas gifts and food just in time for
the holidays thanks to a $25,000 donation to the Kokomo Rescue Mission. The
donation was coordinated by The Chrysler Foundation and four Chrysler LLC
manufacturing facilities: Kokomo Transmission, Kokomo Casting and Indiana
Transmission Plants I and II.
Today's donation will be used to support the mission's Red Ribbon
Christmas Outreach Program with boxes of Christmas gifts and food to needy
families during the holiday season. Kokomo Rescue Mission responds to the
problems of poverty and homelessness in North Central Indiana. Its services
include shelters for men, women and children, food, clothing, and holiday
"The employees at our Kokomo facilities are shining examples of
Chrysler's 'good neighbor, good citizen' values," said Brian Harlow,
Chrysler General Manager - Transmission, Machining, Casting and Axle. "We
appreciate the commitment of The Chrysler Foundation and the four plants to
fight hunger, especially during the holidays."
Since 2004, The Chrysler Foundation and the four Indiana-based plants
have donated $40,750 to the organization, including this year's gift.
"Thanks to organizations such as Chrysler, needy families throughout
the Kokomo area will experience the joy of the holiday season," said Van C.
Taylor, Executive Director of Kokomo Rescue Mission. "Last year, we
delivered Red Ribbon Christmas boxes to more than 800 families, and we hope
to continue helping all who come to us in need."
Kokomo Transmission Plant (local UAW 685 and 1302) manufactures
transmissions for front- and rear-wheel-drive Chrysler Group vehicles,
including the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300,
Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger,
Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram, Jeep(R) Liberty and Jeep Wrangler. It employs
Kokomo Casting Plant (local UAW 1166 and 1302) produces 35 different
aluminum parts for automotive components, as well as nine transmission and
transaxle cases. The plant has 922 employees.
Indiana Transmission Plant I (local UAW 685) produces 45 RFE RWD
transmissions for Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Dodge Dakota, Dodge
Ram and Jeep Liberty (diesel applications). It employs 1,557.
Indiana Transmission II (local UAW 685 and 1302) manufactures
five-speed RWD automatic transmission for Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Jeep
Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Dodge Nitro and Dodge Charger. The plant
has 695 employees.
Kokomo Rescue Mission
Founded in 1953, Kokomo Rescue Mission (KRM) is a non-denominational
Christian social service agency, providing long term solutions for the
underlying causes of homelessness, hunger and poverty. KRM's programs also
include emergency help with clothing and food, resulting in families
receiving 67,601 pieces of clothing and 104,763 meals last year. The Red
Ribbon Christmas Outreach will assist more than 800 families this year with
boxes of gifts and food. Kokomo Rescue Mission is a member of the
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, an association of over 300 missions
across the U.S. and Canada.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Four Chrysler LLC Manufacturing Facilities in Kokomo, Ind., and The Chrysler Foundation Donate $25,000 to Fight Hunger
Posted by The 'C' Team at 6:22 AM