March 13, 2024

At a recent meeting, the PIE&G Communities First Fund Board of Directors finalized grants of $5,350 to the recipients listed below.


Friends of the Plaza Pool ($350) for the purchase of life jackets that will be used during group Red Cross youth swimming and safety lessons.  The life jackets will also be used for the Ready Set Swim Program- a safety/learn-to-swim program for all Alpena County’s second graders and several other surrounding schools.


New Beginnings Ministry – HARP ($5,000) to purchase food for the pantry in Hillman.  This is the only food pantry in Hillman besides a popup pantry that happens once a month.  Last year, over 14,856 meals were provided to those in need.