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MAF accepting applications for historic preservation

DETROIT — The Michigan Architectural Foundation is once again accepting applications for the Evans Memorial Grant for Historic Preservation. Thanks to a partnership with the Clannad Foundation, a five-year commitment from Quinn Evans Architects of Ann Arbor and an anonymous endowment, a grant of $7,500 will be awarded to a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization that can demonstrate a creative solution to a preservation problem.

An application form and further information is available on line at the link below. The deadline is March 3. The Evans grant application is at: http:// Details: Call 313-965-4100. — G.G.

Salvation Army at 93% of goal with deadline nearing

FLINT — Cold temperatures and a shortened holiday season took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The nonprofit came up $54,507 short of its $847,000 goal, the first time Major Jon Augenstein has seen the organization fall significantly short in his ten-year stint at The Salvation Army of Genesee County.

“There were several things that played a role in us coming up short of our goal,” Augenstein said. “The way Thanksgiving fell this year left us several days short of the number of days we had last year, as well as our extreme weather conditions.”

He said the multiple days of subfreezing temperatures and sleet also caused a lull in donations.

The lack of donations will impact the services the Salvation Army can offer throughout the next year.

Donations are still being accepting for the 2013 annual red kettle campaign until Jan. 31. Anyone who would like to make a contribution can drop off or mail their contribution to The Salvation Army at 211 W. Kearsley St. — G.G.

Rotary seeks applications from organizations

FLINT — The Greater Flint Sunrise Rotary Club is seeking grant applications for their 2014 Community Service Grants Program. Grant applications are being accepted from any Genesee County non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth.

Grants awarded are typically between $500- $1,000 but can be larger, depending on the needs of the organization and the proposed youth related project.

Proceeds from the Greater Flint Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual golf outing, held in July of each year, fund the grants which are given out to worthy non-profits the following year.

Interested organizations can obtain a grant application from the Club’s website at: or by e-mailing Completed applications can be no longer than two pages and are due via email by April 4 at 5 p.m. — G.G.

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