DEARBORN - The Ford Volunteer Corps was honored by Starfish Family Services with the first Great Hearts Award at An Evening for Starfish: Turning the Tide for Children. Ford Fund President Jim Vella accepted the award during a festive night of caring and fund raising to support Starfish programs and services for disadvantaged young children in the Detroit area. For more than 20 years, Ford has supported Starfish and the wonderful work they do with children and families, especially kids five and younger who often need special attention to get a good start in life. Ford Volunteer Corps Director Janet Lawson and her team were also on hand, representing the hundreds of Ford employees who take time to help out at Starfish, and the thousands more who volunteer in communities around the world. Ford volunteers most recently participated in the staff activity day at Starfish helping to promote pre-K motor-skill development.Thank you Ford volunteers and thank you Starfish for all you do for our community!