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Ashley Ford donates $1,000 to Better Community Living


BCL executive director Thomas Riley and Board of Directors President Dorothy Cox receive a check from Ashley Ford GM and owner Paul Neary

Ashley Ford and Better Community Living (BCL) have announced a $1,000 donation has been made through the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA), to benefit adults and children with developmental disabilities in the greater New Bedford area.

BCL is the recipient of the Community Outreach Assistance Program donation, applied for by Ashley Ford.
“We work closely with many local organizations and feel it’s important to give back to the community,” said Ashley Ford owner and President, Robert Bancroft. “We believe strongly investing in our local community and that’s why we are proud to support BCL. Their vision of ensuring ‘respect, dignity and an enriched quality of life for the individuals they serve’ is such a wonderful goal which we proudly support.”

“BCL is grateful for the continued support and assistance from local businesses, like Ashley Ford, who have made it possible for us to continue our nearly 30 year mission of helping adults and children with developmental disabilities,” said BCL founder and executive director, Thomas C. Riley. “The generosity of local businesses have made it possible for BCL to offer services, such as Friday night social outings for children with autism in the community. We are truly grateful for the continued support of Ashley Ford.”

About Ashley Ford
Ashley Ford has been investing in New Bedford and the surrounding communities for over 50 years. Robert Bancroft, owner and President was born in New Bedford and has strong ties to the community. Ashley Ford supports many other local organizations, including employing individuals with disabilities from MO Life, to help them with life skills. Ashley Ford supports local police & fire departments, along with sponsoring local youth sports teams. We also believe strongly in honoring our local veterans and fly the ‘Lights for Peace’ at the ‘Old Glory Tower’ each month to honor a local veteran. Ashley Ford has raised over $30,000 for local high schools through our Drive 4ur School program. For more information, please visit their website at ashleyfordsales.com.

About Better Community Living
Founded in 1988, Better Community Living is a nonprofit human services agency serving adults and children in the greater New Bedford area with developmental disabilities and their families. BCL provides services and supports including residential services, day habilitation, supported employment, children’s autism programs and shared living. For more information please visit their website at bettercommunity.com.

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