In Brief

Genesee County beaches show no E. coli

GENESEE COUNTY — All monitoring points in Genesee County are currently in compliance with State guidelines for bacterial concentrations at bathing beaches.

Exposure to any recreational water can be a potential health risk. Gastrointestinal and dermatological illnesses have been associated with recreational water exposure. Rain and subsequent runoff can dramatically increase E. coli bacteria levels in lakes and other surface waters.

Therefore, the Genesee County Health Department is advising all beach patrons exercise due caution with total body contact in area surface waters after rain events. — G.G.

Mott Foundation hires communications officer

FLINT — Macie Schriner has joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as a Communications Officer for Online Strategies. A Flintarea native, she will assume responsibility for the ongoing development of the Foundation’s Web site and other social media outlets.

A resident of Lansing, Schriner has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Central Michigan University and worked for several years as a graphic artist.

The Mott Foundation, established in 1926 by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the U.S. and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. The Foundation, with year-end assets of approximately $2.2 billion, made 492 grants totaling $92.9 million in 2010. Details:— G.G.

Catholic heart workcamp

DAVISON — Teens from all over the country are participating in the weeklong Catholic HEART Workcamp in Davison from July 17-21. The teens will be housed and sleeping on the floor of St. John the Evangelist Family Center.

Their week of service reaches out to help those in need. They will work on projects such as painting, general home repairs, cleaning, landscaping, and interacting with children at local daycare centers in low-income communities. They will also be involved in food distribution, homeless shelters, and outreach centers.

The HEART Workcamp started 18 years ago in Florida with 100 campers under the direction of Steve and Lisa Walker. Since 1993, the program has grown to include more than 10,000 campers in 42 cities across the country including Jamaica and Mexico.

The goal of Heart Workcamp is two-fold. It gives teens a chance to serve and give back to the community and also an opportunity to live out their faith.

Some local social agencies in partnership with the HEART Workcamp are: Genesee County Food Ban, Habitat for Humanity, North End Soup Kitchen, St. Luke Outreach Center in Flint, Michigan Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center, Seven Ponds Nature Center, Imlay City Summer Migrant Education Program, Toys for Tots, St. Michael in Flint, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Flint, Blessed Sacrament in Burton, St. Luke in Flint, Carriage Town Ministries, Salem Housing Project, Outreach East, St. John Christian Service, Christ the King in Flint and the Boy Scouts

Details: Call 810-652-0304 ext. 272, or e-mail— G.G.

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