WLBZ 2 presents Gannett Foundation grants to local non-profits | Community Spirit

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WLBZ 2 presents Gannett Foundation grants to local non-profits
WLBZ 2 presents Gannett Foundation grants to local non-profits

WLBZ 2 presented Community Action Grants to four non-profit organizations today.  Community Action Grants are provided by the Gannett Foundation.

WLBZ 2 President and General Manager Judy Horan shared the grants with the United Way of Eastern Maine, Spruce Run Association operating in Penobscot County, Pine Tree Hospice serving Piscataquis County as well as parts of Somerset and Penobscot Counties and the House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat, located in Lee, Maine, but benefitting service people around the state and the nation.

The United Way of Eastern Maine serves nearly the same counties WLBZ 2 does:  Penobscot, Hancock, Washington, Waldo and Piscataquis counties.  Their mission is to mobilize the caring power of people and communities to the health and well being of eastern Maine by make lasting solutions in the lives of individuals, families and seniors.

Spruce Run serves people affected by domestic abuse, and works to end personal, institutional, and cultural violence.  This grant will go towards their School-Based Program which reaches youth in Penobscot County to provide education about domestic and dating abuse and promotes information about healthy relationships as part of students' educational experiences. 

Pine Tree Hospice is in its 26th year of providing services to families experiencing life-limiting illnesses.  This organization receives no state or federal funding and no payments from insurance companies.  Their volunteers work tirelessly to provide hospice services that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable.

House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat provides muti-seasonal training sessions for veterans who will use their skills to volunteer to take other military and their families outdoors. Participants learn to lead outdoor skills such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife spotting, hunting and more.

For more information about applying for a Community Action Grant, click on Gannett Foundation.

WLBZ 2 and the Gannett Foundation value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. 

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett, Inc.  Gannett, Inc. is the parent company of WLBZ 2.