Ford Motor Company to host annual Crime Stoppers of Michigan fundraiser

Crime Stoppers of Michigan
Crime Stoppers of Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich. – The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will be hosing the Crime Stoppers of Michigan's 13th annual Recognition Dinner.

The fundraiser will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. All efforts go toward the nonprofit organization's mission to cultivate safer neighborhoods in southeast Michigan.

The "grass roots" organization uses anonymity and monetary rewards to encourage citizens who may be afraid to come forward with information that could lead towards an arrest.

"I'm asking you to join Ford Motor Company and me in support of this exceptional evening and worthy cause," said Burt Jordan, a Vice President at Ford who is serving as the chairman for the event. "Please consider the importance of Crime Stoppers to our region, businesses, and families as you determine your level of involvement".

If you'd like to become a sponsor at the event or have any questions, you can contact Colleen Thomas at 313-922-5000, ext. 110.

About Crime Stoppers of Michigan

Crime Stoppers is the largest crime fighting organization in the world operating in 22 countries. Crime Stoppers of Michigan is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. CSM operates in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.  The mission of CSM is to empower people to make their neighborhoods, schools, and businesses safer through anonymous reporting of crimes.  Through diverse community outreach programs across Southeast Michigan, CSM works to build stronger, safer communities by encouraging people to actively embrace social responsibility. The CSM tip line (1-800-SPEAK-UP) was created for citizens to anonymously report information about a crime. As an incentive, tipsters can receive a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.  A cash reward of up to $2,500 is paid for an unsolved homicide, hit and run or missing person.  A cash reward of up to $1,000 is paid for all other crimes. Tips can be submitted in three ways, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP, on the website at www.1800speakup.org or text CSM and your tip to 274637. Since 2013, Crime Stoppers has received more than 24,000 anonymous tips from the public and has awarded more than $300,000 in cash rewards to anonymous tipsters.