VFW Auxiliary receives $1,000 donation

Sheriff's Charity Campaign continues to give

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office presented a check for $1,000 to the VFW Auxiliary Post 5315, 2225 M-37, Baldwin, from the Sheriff’s Charity Campaign last week.

“On Veterans Day, we have reached over $30,000 for donations to charity organizations and non-profits,” Sheriff Rich Martin said. “It was a privilege to issue out another check today from one of the charity campaigns.”

The Lake County Sheriff’s charity campaign includes the Sheriff's Returnables for Charity, the Blessing of the Bikes Shirt Drive, and the Special Cause Sheriff Patch Drive.

The campaign has donated to the following charities:

•AMVETS Post 1988 - $2000
•Luther Lions Club - $2000
•VFW Post 5315 - $2000
•Bread of Life Food Pantry - $2000
•Peacock Senior Center - $1000
•Irons SDA Community Center/Pantry - $1000
•Henrietta Summers Senior Center - $1000
•Baldwin Youth Football Club - $1000
•Chase Public Library - $1000
•Luther Fire Department - $1000*
(*for the purchase of rescue sleds)
•Shrine Of The Pines Museum - $1000
•Williams Island Park Improvement - $1000
•Idlewild Beautification Projects - $1000
•Lake County Historical Society - $1000
•Martin John Heritage Museum (Irons) - $1000
•Hollister Senior Center - $2000
•Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center (Reed City) - $2000
•Lake County Merry Makers (Idlewild) - $2000
•WMCMH Autism Treatment and Counseling - $2000
•Evergreen Church in Lake Township -$1000*
(*toward the purchase of a generator)
•AMVETS Motorcycle Riders 1988 - $1000
•VFW Auxiliary Post 5315 - $1000

Total amount given to non-profits to date is $30,000

The Lake County Sheriff’s Charitable Campaign would like to thank the community for their continued support of the programs.

These are ongoing programs that will continue to benefit several charities within the county.

If you know of a charity or non-profit that could use a donation, please email me at rmartin@co.lake.mi.us