Ford Fund, country singer Drake White team up for "Livin' the Dream' tour

(May 10, 2016) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ford Motor Company Fund is teaming up with country music singer Drake White on a series of community service events in five key markets across the U.S.

Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, will host the community projects with White, who’s new single “Livin’ the Dream” is currently in the top 30 of the Country Music charts.

The projects will be in cities that coincide with White’s performances on the Zac Brown Band’s “Black Out the Sun” Tour. Ford dealers are assisting with vehicle transportation in the individual cities.

The dates and locations are:

    May 19, 2016 - Foodshare, Hartford, Conn. 
    June 4, 2016 - American Red Cross, Los Angeles
    July 2, 2016 - Habitat for Humanity, Detroit
    August 14, 2016 -  Ford Driving Skills for Life, Dallas
    August 20, 2016 -  Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston

Ford Fund and White — a Ford truck owner — organized the tour after discovering a shared interest in community service.

“Ford, country music and community service have a long, rich history, dating back to Henry Ford, a big music fan and believer in making the world a better place,” said Yisel Cabrera, community relations manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We are excited to join with Drake in fighting hunger, disaster relief, promoting safe driving and building stronger communities.”

White has previously worked with Outnumber Hunger and Feeding America through their partnership with Big Machine Label Group. “Even before I had a public voice, giving back to the community has always been very important to me,” said White. “I used to volunteer in my hometown in Alabama and now that I have this platform it is more important to me than ever.”