FORD DONATES TO COMIC ASSISTANCE GROUP IN LAUNCH OF NEW FIESTA
Donation Highlights Ford's Involvement in Comic Con Baltimore BALTIMORE – With its recent release to customers and dealerships across the country, Ford will feature its all-new Fiesta at Baltimore Comic-Con in the Baltimore Convention Center. Conference goers will have the opportunity to test drive the vehicle throughout the conference, as well as take part in Ford-related activities at the event.In addition, Ford will be presenting a check for $5000 on Sunday to the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. Founded in late 2000 by a group of comic book and trade publishers, the Hero Initiative provides help to former comic book creators who are in need of basic quality of life support – including healthcare, rent, or employment. The check to the Hero Initiative will be presented on behalf of Ford Motor Company, as well as DC Comics and Brian K Vaughan, principal writer on the series Lost, as well as writer for most major DC and Marvel comic book characters. “This is the second group we’ve worked with since the start of Comic-Con season, so we’re thrilled to again be helping such a worthy organization,” said Patrick Dorrington of Ford. “Obviously we’re excited that people will be seeing the Fiesta, but the Hero Initiative is doing incredible work on behalf of comic book creators, which is what makes this such a great collaboration.” Representatives from Ford will be on hand to present the check to Dennis O'Neil, Brian Pulido, Walter Simonson and other members of the Board of Directors from the Hero Initiative Said Mr. Simonson, “We’re very much excited to be working with Ford, and are extremely thankful for theirs and Brian’s generosity as we approach Baltimore Comic-Con. Their support will definitely be useful for our population, as we help them get back on their feet.” Announcements will be made on the floor of the show, but the check presentation ceremony will occur at on Saturday, 8/28 at 1:30 p.m.