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Help Genesee Habitat

GENESEE COUNTY — Through the Art Van Charity Challenge, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has the opportunity through June 22to win up to $75,000. This is a fundraising competition where organizations supporting children, healthcare and human services compete to raise the most money and win cash prizes from Art Van Furniture. The organization with the highest donation amount will win a $75,000 grant from Art Van Furniture to support its local work. Support the local cause by clicking the following link to make a donation: www.crowdrise.com/gchh-artvan2015 Donations can also be made by mailing a check payable to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity ,101 Burton Street, Flint, MI 48503. — R.S.

IMA Community salute to honor Mukkamala, Kulkarni

BURTON — The IMA Recreation Association’s 13th Annual Community Salute will have a new twist this year when Dr. Bobby Mukkamala & Dr. Nita Kulkarni are honored on Oct. 22.

“This is the first year that we have honored two individuals at the same event and the fact that they are husband & wife should make the evening even more entertaining” said Diane Wojciechowski, Marketing Director for the IMA Recreation Association. “The IMA’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed that they were both very deserving of this great honor due to the time and support they give back to their community”.

The 2015 Community Salute will be held at IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center in Burton.

Individual tickets are $100 and sponsorships will also be available. For information, contact Details: Call 810-249-7060 or email dwojo@imarecreation.org. — G.G.

United Way of Genesee County surpasses goals

FLINT — With a focus on increasing the number of people served, the United Way of Genesee County announced today it raised and leveraged $11.6 million to help more than 57,000 people in the Flint area. This topped last year’s results of $9.3 million in community impact and 54,000 lives improved. United Way of Genesee County officials originally announced the 57,000 people served during the agency’s annual dinner in March. The $11.6 million community impact was announced today at the agency’s annual meeting.

“The results are encouraging, especially since we were able to increase workplace donations and leverage additional private and public sector funds to support programs in our communities,” said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee County. “However, there is no upper limit when it comes to raising and leveraging funds to help people in need.”

United Way officials also recognized two volunteers for their tireless support of the agency. — G.G.


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