The Ford Friendship Express program is now taking applications from nonprofits and community groups for its 2017 edition. The program awards one or more free Ford vans a year.
To be eligible, an organization must reside in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The application deadline is Sept. 29. The winner, or winners, will be announced later this year.
The program has donated 77 vehicles since its inception in 1996.