GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. - Preserving a historic site and enhancing the experience of the people who visit it were among the benefits provided by a team from Ford Export and Growth (E&G).
About 25 E&G employees, primarily from the Ford Customer Service Division, participated in Accelerated Action Day at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
Nancy Jay, E&G customer service operations specialist, who coordinated the daylong event, says the work they did made a difference. “Our team cleaned the shoreline near the house, along the cove and around Bird Island, a peninsula on the grounds. They also planted flowers, along with native trees and shrubs, to help preserve the land for future generations.”
Jay says the group was enthusiastic about the project, even rearranging their schedules after the original project date was canceled due to inclement weather. “We were fortunate to have a wonderful day the second time around,” she says, “and the nature of the project allowed us to work side-by-side and get to know each other better.”
Thousands of people visit the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House annually, Jay says, to enjoy the grounds and visit the house. She said the E&G team was given a tour of the house as a thank you for their efforts.
E&G provides sales, marketing, service, logistics, planning and financial support to dealers and distributors in four regions – Ford Middle East, Caribbean and Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific.