Great Lakes Energy awards over $5,800 to Search & Rescue team, Hamlin Twp. and pregnancy center.

July 13, 2016

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The Mason County Search and Rescue Team, West Shore Pregnancy Care Center, and Hamlin Township have been awarded grants from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund.

The Search and Rescue team was awarded $842.15 for 15 safety vests for team volunteers, Hamlin Township was awarded $2,500 for parking lot improvements for a new Hamlin Lake access site at west end of Duneview Road and the West Shore Pregnancy Care Center of Ludington was awarded $2,484 for materials and training for its WORTH program.

The People Fund is supported by the voluntary contributions of Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. More than $2.88 million in grants have been awarded since 1999 to charitable and community organizations throughout Great Lakes Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches along the western side of Michigan.

“The average contribution to the People Fund is less than 50 cents per month,” said President/CEO Bill Scott. “It’s one of the easiest ways our members can show their commitment to local communities by rounding their bill to the nearest dollar.”

Great Lakes Energy members can enroll in the People Fund by calling 888-485-2537 or visiting One hundred percent of the funds collected are used for grants.

Non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Energy service area can apply for a grant through the People Fund by calling Great Lakes Energy, 1-888-485-2537, ext. 1313. The next grant application deadline is Oct. 1.

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