Daimler Financial Services Americas Strengthens Commitment to Metro Detroit Community
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Daimler Financial Services Americas Strengthens Commitment to Metro Detroit Community * Keeps 400 jobs in Oakland County FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler Financial Services Americas, which is comprised of Mercedes-Benz Financial and Daimler Truck Financial, reinforced its commitment to the Southeast Michigan region today. In addition to keeping the company headquarters here as a result of the DaimlerChrysler de-merger, the company has already created new jobs and will be relocating other employees from a Chicago location to Farmington Hills. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071214/CLF050 ) As a further sign of strengthening and supporting the local community, the company surprised the leadership of Forgotten Harvest by presenting a check for $100,000 to the food rescue agency's capital fund campaign. The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. Also, hundreds of pounds of food collected by Daimler Financial Services' employees during a food drive were presented to Forgotten Harvest and loaded onto the agency's trucks. Earlier this year, Daimler Financial donated three brand new Freightliner and Sterling trucks to Forgotten Harvest's growing fleet. Klaus Entenmann, President & CEO, Daimler Financial Services Americas, along with employees, made the presentations to Susan Goodell, Executive Director, Forgotten Harvest. "At Daimler Financial Services Americas, our commitment to the region is clear - we believe in the long-term potential of Michigan and want to facilitate job growth in the area as well as strengthening the community in which we live," Entenmann said. "All of us believe in the mission of Forgotten Harvest and support Forgotten Harvest as they work hard on a daily basis to feed the hungry in Metro Detroit." Goodell, who was expecting only the donation of food from the company, was ecstatic in accepting the unexpected monetary donation. "This is an extraordinary act of kindness from the employees of Daimler Financial Services who have been a powerhouse supporter of Forgotten Harvest over the last few years and have donated trucks, volunteers and leadership," she said. "This donation will go toward our capital campaign fund and represents a significant step toward achieving the $3.6 million which will enable us to improve our service to those in need across Metro Detroit." About Forgotten Harvest Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest currently rescues over 8.5 million pounds of food per year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered absolutely free of charge to 135 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. The individuals and families served are as diverse as the community's residents - young and old, from all races and faiths. The common bond uniting them with each other and with Forgotten Harvest is hunger. About Daimler Financial Services Americas (DCFS USA LLC) 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 Financial Services Americas Jack Ferry of Daimler Financial Services Americas, Office +1-248-991-6610, Cell +1-248-761-3233, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Monica Louma of Forgotten Harvest, +1-248-967-1500 ext 102, email@example.com
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