Grant to help keep seniors healthyNorthshore Area Partners of Silver Bay is the recipient of a $3,000 “It’s Worth the Energy” grant from Minnesota Energy Resources.
By: Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Northshore Area Partners of Silver Bay is the recipient of a $3,000 “It’s Worth the Energy” grant from Minnesota Energy Resources.
Organizations were encouraged to submit proposals for projects that improve the community in one of three areas: environment, community, or human services. Three finalists were selected and were voted on by visitors to the Minnesota Energy Resources’ Facebook page.
Northshore Area Partners will use the grant to work towards nutrition, exercise, and the socialization of local seniors. Program Director Susan Michels said that once the organization knew it was a finalist for the grant, campaigning started. “We sent daily email reminders and daily posts on our Facebook page,” she said. “Participants got the word out … they put a lot of energy into it and yes, it was worth it.”
Other finalists for the grant include the Worthington YMCA and Family Pathways of Cambridge, which were awarded $2,000 and $1,000 grants, respectively.
Minnesota Energy Resources is a natural gas utility that serves around 200,000 customers throughout Minnesota.