Caring community helpers applauded for support

FLINT TWP. — While many families were hanging ornaments on Christmas trees last month, members of AFSCME Local 1918 were diligently filling the boughs of a special tree at the Flint Township Hall.

The “mitten tree’’ as it was called was set up as a collection point for donations of mittens and scarves to be given to children attending Carman-Ainsworth schools.

Township Supervisor Karyn Miller lauded the group for a “very successful” effort during her report at the township board meeting last week.

The group’s generosity also was applauded Tuesday night by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education which recognized 23 faith-based and community service organizations for contributions to the school district.

The school board acknowledged support that included donations of back packs, winter clothing, food baskets, gifts, school supplies; mentoring, tutoring, reading, staging events, hosting appreciation dinners and providing back-up sites. The honorees were:

New Creation Church of God

North Baptist Church

Hope United Methodist Church

Diamond United Methodist Church

Bristolwood Community of Christ Church

Mundy Presbyterian Church Good Guides Mentoring Program Rankin Lioness & Lions Club Charter Township of Flint Resurrection Reformed Church South Baptist Church Holy Redeemer Central Church of the Nazarene Flint/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center Woodhaven Senior Center Corunna Road Baptist Church Riverdale Baptist Church Trinity United Presbyterian Church Messiah Lutheran Church Living Word Church of God Flint First Church of the Nazarene Wilowbrook Manor Genesee Valley Rotary

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