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Honoring of Sgt. William H. Carney

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During the month of January 2020, the 5th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of William Harvey Carney, an African American who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and was the first African American to earn the Medal of Honor.
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Thanksgiving Meals Delivered to Local Shelters

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Empire Ford spent the Friday before Thanksgiving delivering donations of turkeys, hams and canned goods to five local homeless shelters. "Every year, Rick Torres, the owner of Empire Ford, provides Thanksgiving dinners to local shelters in New Bedford," stated Linda Ferreira, Marketing Director for the store. This year they delivered donations to the Harbour House, the Sister Rose House, the Grace House, the Donovan House and the Ruth Street Shelter."

We were happy to help and very humbled by the appreciation and amazing workers at each of the shelters," stated Ferreira. 

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Empire Ford and Fort Taber Continue the Tradition of Flying the "Lights For Peace" Flag

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We at Empire Ford, located in New Bedford, could not be more excited to work with Fort Taber to continue this impressive tradition. In September of 2018, a change was made for the "Lights For Peace" flag. This flag used to fly above the Old Glory Tower, located in the North End of New Bedford. Joseph Theodore who was a respected World War II veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, and David Bancroft, the owner of the fire tower, worked tirelessly to ensure this flag was continually flying for 48 years. We are excited to be a part of…

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According to the American Red Cross, they are in the midst of an emergency blood drive shortage and the demand is higher than ever. Blood drives help to “meet the needs of the seriously ill or injured,” and “are essential for the treatment of accident victims, surgical disease patients, those receiving cancer treatments, premature babies and others.”

Empire Ford employees came together to give back to the community by donating blood during the blood drive along with other generous donors from the community. The American Red Cross collected 21 units of blood during the blood drive, 4 of which were…

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Pictured here is Gene Pacheco (left), winner of "Best in Show" with Larry Chiodi (right), President of Mustangs of Massachusetts

Empire Ford’s 2nd Annual Mustang & All-Ford Car Show drew a record crowd this year. The weather was perfect, with sunshine and a slight breeze, bringing out many participants and car show admirers. This year’s event was held at the Dartmouth Mall, since Empire Ford’s inventory has quadrupled over the past year, and…

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Impairment Suit Simulates Drunk or Drugged Driver

Felicia Knight, a representative from Ford Motor Company, provided demonstrations of Ford's IMPAIRMENT SUIT at Empire Ford's car show on Sat., June 22nd. This specialized suit simulates a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol and having to walk a straight line.

As you can see, the "impairment suit" makes it difficult to perform even the most basic tasks and shows the dangers of driving while impaired.

Linda Ferreira, Empire Ford's…

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