Idlewild Community Development Organization receives $1,000 donation

Sheriff's charities continue to support local nonprofits

The Idlewild Community Development Organization received a $1,000 donation from Sheriff Rich Martin as part of the ongoing Sheriff's Charities. Part of the funds will be used to send BreNee Williams to the Interlochen Center for the Arts Film and New Media. Pictured (from left) are Pat Williams with the Idlewild Community Development Organization, Sheriff Rich Martin, and BreNee Williams.

The Idlewild Community Development Organization received a $1,000 donation from Sheriff Rich Martin as part of the ongoing Sheriff's Charities. Part of the funds will be used to send BreNee Williams to the Interlochen Center for the Arts Film and New Media. Pictured (from left) are Pat Williams with the Idlewild Community Development Organization, Sheriff Rich Martin, and BreNee Williams.

Photo courtesy of Sheriff Martin

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office charitable campaign presented a check for $1,000 to the Idlewild Community Development Organization recently.

The organization plans to use the funds to send BreNee Willimas on her acceptance to the Interlochen Center for the Arts Film and New Media. NreNee is the first student form Baldwin to apply and be accepted to the center.

“It was a privilege to issue out another check today from one of our charity campaigns,” Sheriff Rich Martin said. 

The Lake County Sheriff’s charity campaign includes the Sheriff's Returnables for Charity, the Blessing of the Bikes Shirt Drive, the Special Cause Sheriff Patch Drive, the challenge Coin Drive and the Winter No Shave/Beard Campaign.

The amount given to non-profits by the charitable campaign to date totals over $37,000.

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
  • Shrine Of The Pines Museum — $1000
  • Williams Island Park Improvement — $1000
  • Idlewild Beautification Projects — $1000
  • Lake County Historical Society — $1000
  • Martin John Heritage Museum in Irons — $1000
  • Hollister Senior Center — $2000
  • Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center in Reed City — $2000
  • Lake County Merry Makers in Idlewild — $2000
  • WMCMH Autism Treatment and Counseling — $2000
  • Evergreen Church in Lake Township — $1000
  • AMVETS Motorcycle Riders 1988 — $1000
  • VFW Auxiliary Post 5315 — $1000
  • Lincoln township fire Department — $1,000
  • Living waters Fellowship Church in Baldwin — $1,000
  • Luther Museum — $1,000
  • Rose Lake Youth Camp — $1060
  • Irons Boy Scout Troop 61 —$1000
  • Lake County Ministries - $1,000
  • Idlewild community Development Organization - $1,000
  • Other/Smaller Donations — $400

The Lake County Sheriff’s Charitable Campaign would like to thank all those who have contributed to these programs. They are ongoing programs that will continue to benefit charities within and around Lake County.

If you would like to contribute your returnable bottles or cans, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s office at 231-745-2712.
If you know of a charity or non-profit that could use a donation, please email Sheriff Martin at rmartin@co.lake.mi.us.

For more information follow the LCSO Facebook page, call 231-745-2712, or contact Sheriff Martin.