Community Services

Consumers Energy Makes $100,000 Available in Grants to Support Tree Planting in Michigan Communities

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Consumers Energy is offering $100,000 in grants to Michigan communities this year to plant trees, an effort to encourage responsible tree planting and sustainable urban forests in communities across the state. “We appreciate the interest from our community partners in planting trees in the right place,” said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of [...]

Rogue River “Green Team” improving the watershed

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last month, the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative in Michigan hired 8 high school students to form a “Green Team” to install and maintain green infrastructure practices throughout the Rogue River watershed. Four students worked during the month of June and are celebrating their last work day today. The team, comprised of Beckett Vigh, Claire Gault, DeAnna Clum, and [...]

Women Who Care Kent County Donates $11,900 to North Kent Community Services

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Women Who Care Kent County, a local philanthropy group, donated $11,900 to North Kent Community Services on June 25. Kathy Florentine and Sharon Stiansen, founders of the group, toured NKCS and presented the generous gift. NKCS was selected as this quarter’s recipient of funding from Women Who Care Kent County, a group of 100+ women who collectively pool their money to [...]

Rockford bikers take on long ride for Haiti

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

On June 22 a group of 15 Rockford area residents departed Cannon Township Offices for a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. All of the participants have raised money for HIS Home for Children, based in Harrod, Ohio, which is where the riders are biking to and arrived on Saturday morning. Geoff Van Berkel, a [...]
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