Thursday, November 10, 2022

Volunteers awarded checks

Eighteen community organizations in Westland received a “Volunteer Check” from Mayor William R. Wild, City Council President Jim Hart, City Controller and Event Chairman Devin Adams and President/CEO Kiersten Beckwith of the Westland Chamber of Commerce recently.

 The $10,325 check was funded through the volunteer efforts of the various groups during the 2022 Blues, Brews & Barbecue event. Two of the largest Blues, Brews and Barbecue event sponsors, Wayne Ford Civic League and PPM Tree Service & Arbor Care, LLC were also recognized by city officials. 

Officials said the money will be distributed to civic organizations based on hours donated including; Westland Area Jaycees, The Westland Democratic Club, Knights of Columbus, Westland Lions Club, Civitan Club of Westland Michigan, Gateway Family Worship Center, Friends of the Westland Public Library, Westland Youth Athletic Association - WYAA, Westland Youth Assistance Program, Norwayne Community Citizens Council, Westland Meteors, United Community International, St. John's Episcopal Church - Westland MI, ESCOT Youth Development Program, Wildwood Elementary PTO, Westland Rotary Club, Westland Comets, and the Knowledge Network 11.