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GM Foundation donates thousands to Grand Rapids community

Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-16 11:46:34-04

WYOMING, Mich.– A foundation focused on giving back to the community plans to donate thousands of dollars to West Michigan.

The General Motors Foundation is splitting $20,000 in grants to four organizations within the Grand Rapids community: Feeding American West Michigan, the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance, the West Michigan Veterans Assistance Program and the West Michigan Action Council. The money is focused on family services, educational programs and job training.

The Foundation also announced the GM Operations Facility on Burton Street in Wyoming is now one of 122 facilities worldwide that is now landfill-free.

“What that means is that they don’t send any operational waste whatsoever to landfills,” explained John Bradburn, GM’s Global manager of Waste Reduction.

“We reuse it, recycle it, re-purpose it.”

The General Motors Foundation has donated $265 million in grants in areas of health and human services, education and communities since 1976.