L-R) WXYZ/WMYD’s Chuck Stokes, Mary Carmen Munoz & Jane Garcia of LA SED, WXYZ/WMYD’s Mike Murri

WXYZ/WMYD and the Bob Scripps Community Fund of the Scripps Howard Foundation have kicked off the year with grants to some of the Detroit area’s most worthy not-for-profits. Over the past few weeks, TV-7/20 VP & General Manager Mike Murri and Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes have met with and handed out checks to seven Michigan organizations doing outstanding work supporting the educational, economic and social needs of this region.

In Detroit, the recipients were LA SED (Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development); Black Family Development (specializing in family counseling); Build Institute (which helps people turn their business ideas into reality) and Detroit PAL (leaders in building character in young people). In Dearborn, a grant was awarded to LAHC (Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities), which is devoted to empowering low-income families.

Over in Pontiac, the family services of Lighthouse of Oakland County, a beacon of hope for 45 years, were recognized. And  in Lansing, the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the state’s oldest cultural organization (established in 1828), which holds its largest historical conference each year in Macomb County’s Sterling Heights, was applauded.

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