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GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Detroit Charities

The General Motors Foundation is donating $1 million to three Detroit charities in honor of former GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson.
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The donations will go to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen will receive $500,000 to feet Detroit’s citizens and tend to their basic need, while Habitat for Humanity Detroit will get $400,000 to refurbish and built new homes in the city.

Finally, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) will receive $100,000 to continue to provide service to the homeless to foster self-sufficiency. The checks were presented yesterday to each organization by GM Foundation president Vivian Pickard.

“Although not natives of Detroit, Dan and Karin Akerson were incredibly moved by the people and circumstances they encountered in the city,” said senior vice president of GM global public policy and communications Selim Bingol, chairman of the GM Foundation. “They changed many lives through their significant personal donations, and we wanted to honor their commitment through these grants.”

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