FLINT, Mich., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Foundation of Greater Flint today received $100,000 from the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation to assist those affected by the Flint community's water crisis. The donation will go toward the Community Foundation's Flint Child Health and Development Fund and will assist the short and long term needs of Flint's children exposed to lead through early childhood education, healthy food access, access to infant and child behavioral health services and more.
"The Michigan Masons through the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation are committed to helping the community," said Richard Wisely, Grand Master of Michigan Masons. "The admirable work the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is doing is vital to addressing the community's needs – we're honored to contribute to this cause."
The Community Foundation received the donation March 22 from the Michigan Masons, presented by Wisely at the Michigan Masons Flint Masonic Temple. Several speakers were present such as Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Brian Calley and Community Foundation of Greater Flint President Kathi Horton.
"We are very grateful for this generous donation of $100,000 by the Michigan Masonic Foundation," said Kathi Horton, president, Community Foundation of Greater Flint. "These funds will help support the delivery of critical public health, medical and community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the short and long-term impacts experienced by children exposed to lead as the result of the 2014-2016 Flint water crisis. Partnerships, including those between the Michigan Masonic Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater Flint, help impact the Flint community for the better."
Many additional government officials were in attendance including Senator Jim Ananich, Senator Rick Jones, Representative Ken Goike, and Representative Charles Smiley.
The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation is dedicated to continually providing quality programs and services for Masons and their families while making communities a better place to live.
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About The Community Foundation of Greater Flint
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community's permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $100 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its Community Funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc.
SOURCE Michigan Masons