ESCANABA – At a recent board meeting of the Edward J. Sacckerson Charitable Foundation, the trustees elected to award the sum of $ 121,675.50 to the following organizations: Holy Name School $ 66,921.53, St. Joseph / St. Patrick Church $ 4,867.02, Elks Major Projects $ 1,216.76

Wells Lions Club – Sight and Blind Fund $ 1,670.20, Saint-Vincent de Paul $ 12,000.00, Salvation Army $ 12,000, Walk for Heat Community Action Agency $ 4,000

Community Action Agency / Foster Grandparents $ 1,000, Dept. Health Human Services – Gifts for Needy Children and Seniors $ 2,000, OSF Healthcare Liferides $ 500, EHS Boys Tennis $ 1,000.00, Escanaba Youth Wrestling $ 1,000.00, Delta County Cancer Alliance $ 3,000, Program Youth Aid (YAP) $ 2,000.00, Special Olympics $ 2,000, Delta County Animal Shelter $ 2,000, Lakestate Industries $ 2,000, WNMU TV PBS $ 1,000, Fire Department from Masonville Township – $ 1,500 security air packs.

Sacckerson was a life resident of Escanaba. The foundation is created for the benefit of the residents of Delta County.

Any qualified organization interested in requesting a donation to support a project can send a letter to: First Bank, Attn: Sacckerson Foundation, PO Box 1245, Escanaba, MI 49829

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