GM Foundation brings $100,000 for community support

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Board members from the GM Foundation presented $100,000 in checks to six area community support agencies in the Mahoning Valley.

It is the fifth consecutive year that the GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants have supported the home communities of the Chevrolet Cruze built at the Lordstown Complex, according to a news release from General Motors.

The organizations receiving checks include:

  • American Cancer Society Northern Ohio Chapter – $5,000
  • March of Dimes Ohio Chapter – $5,000
  • Inspiring Minds – $10,000
  • Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana (OCCHA) – $10,000
  • Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley – $10,000
  • United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley/Trumbull County United Way – $60,000

The checks were presented Friday at the Lordstown Complex.

“Through the GM Foundation, these important community organizations are able to drive programs that continue to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Steve Notar Donato, Lordstown Complex plant manager. “We are proud to be a part of a company and community that works so hard to support education, enhance community revitalization and help those in need.”

Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Glen Johnson, president of UAW Local 1112, said he is glad that the membership can give back to the community.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the membership. They all take it on, and they all take it on with great pride and excitement to give back to their communities,” he said.

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