We know that this week is supposed to be all about bringing you the news and updates from the auto show this past weekend, but this was something we felt the need to share. CEO Daniel Akerson, a retired Naval Officer has made a $1,000,000 donation to help fund the restructuring of Morning Side, a particularly devastated neighborhood in Detroit.
"All you have to do is drive around the city of Detroit and you can see the economic devastation. The contrast between Grosse Pointe and Morning Side is pretty dramatic. You look to the left and you see one world, and you look to the right ---and in my humble opinion, it shouldn't be that way in America, but it is." said Akers in an interview with the Detroit Free Press about his donation.
This donation is completely separate from the work of the GM Foundation, this donation was made personally from Akers and his wife Karin.
The donation was made to kick off "Leaders to ReBuild Detroit" in hopes that others will follow in suit.
To read more about the campaign to rebuild Detroit, please visit: http://www.habitatdetroit.org/