Tom Gores’ company gives money to Detroit for ambulances, police cars

Joe Guillen and Gina Damron of the Detroit Free Press:

Detroit private business, including the Penske Corporation, will donate $8 million for 23 EMS units and 100 police cruisers to boost public safety and reduce response times, Mayor Dave Bing announced this morning.

In addition to Penske Corp., the donors are: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Quicken Loans, Kresge Foundation and Platinum Equity.

Platinum Equity is chaired by Pistons owner Tom Gores, who should be strongly applauded here.

Many want Gores to suck money from Detroit by moving the Pistons downtown (and assuredly asking the city to build him an arena it can’t afford if he does it). Instead, he’s giving the city money.

Very classy move by Gores.

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