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Ford Transit Connect Brings Cartoon to Life for The Salvation Army

Ford Motor Company Fund and The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit today unveiled the newest addition to the Bed & Bread program — Harrison, the Jr. Bed & Bread Truck. Harrison will serve as a community ambassador by visiting schools and promoting the Bed & Bread program.

The real Harrison began life as a Ford Transit Connect and was customized with support from Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford.

The animated Harrison was first created by Detroit radio legend, Dick Purtan and daughter, Jackie Purtan. The Bed & Bread program serves more than 1.5 million meals each year.

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