Daimler Truck Financial Donates Sprinter Van to Quad County Urban League
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Van to transport students to educational and vocational events LISLE, Ill., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to help Chicago-area disadvantaged and at-risk youth, Daimler Truck Financial donated a new Freightliner Sprinter Van to the Quad County Urban League (QCUL) of Aurora. The QCUL will use the van to transport students to after-school programs, job interviews, internships, GED classes and other events. Daimler Truck Financial has provided financial support to the QCUL since 2004. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071214/CLTH130 ) The van presentation took place on Thursday, December 13 at the Quad County Urban League, located at 1685 North Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, Illinois. "Daimler Truck Financial has been an outstanding corporate citizen to communities in Aurora and the greater Chicago land area," said Theodia Gillespie, president and CEO of Quad County Urban League. "The donation of the new Sprinter Van is just one example of their long standing support of at-risk and disadvantaged youth. We are honored to be co-partners in the effort to make sure that all youth have access to quality education and gainful employment. Daimler Truck Financial truly supports our mission of empowering communities and changing lives." "The Quad County Urban League does amazing work with the disadvantaged communities of DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties," said Richard Howard, vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. "This van will enable The Quad County Urban League to transport its students to more events such as job interviews, GED classes and after-school programs, and it is with great admiration and respect that we donate this van to the QCUL." This donation is part of Daimler Truck Financial's ongoing community relations effort. In addition to supporting the QCUL since 2004, Daimler Truck Financial is an active board member, participant of the QCUL's annual Equality Gala Fundraiser and has donated computer equipment to the League's students. About the Quad County Urban League The Quad County Urban League is dedicated to advocating and establishing programs that facilitate the social and economic growth of African Americans and similarly disadvantaged people in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. Through educational, community and social direct services and advocacy: the QCUL strives to ensure that the youth of Quad County are well-educated and well-equipped for economic self-reliance as they enter adulthood; help adults sustain economic self-sufficiency through employment, home ownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation; ensure civil rights for all people by eradicating barriers to equal participation in the economic and social mainstream of our nation. For more information, visit www.qcul.org . About Daimler Financial Services Daimler Financial Services Americas (DCFS USA LLC) provides brand-specific financing for Mercedes-Benz automotive dealers' inventories and their retail customers, and conducts business in the United States luxury car market as Mercedes-Benz Financial. In the U.S. trucking industry, Daimler Financial Services Americas conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and finances Daimler commercial vehicle products such as Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star for dealers and their customers in the fleet, vocational, municipal and owner/operator segments. Daimler Financial Services Americas serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, and has approximately 1,600 employees. Daimler Financial Services Americas is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, which operates in nearly 40 countries with an employee base of close to 6,800. Daimler Financial Services is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide. SOURCE Daimler Truck Financial Jack Ferry of Daimler Truck Financial, +1-248-991-6610, firstname.lastname@example.org