The Associated Press
Reclusive billionaire businessman and Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun says he is donating 4,000 winter hats to needy Detroiters.
Moroun says in a release that his Detroit International Bridge Co.'s donation to the Hispanic Business Alliance and several other community organizations is in response the city's harsh economic crisis and recent weeks of severe winter weather.
Moroun has a number of business interests on Detroit's southwest side. He plans to build a second span from that area across the Detroit River to Windsor in Canada.
His company says the aging Ambassador Bridge costs too much to maintain. Moroun wants to close it to daily car and truck traffic.