Program receives $150,000 grant

The Salvation Army of Battle Creek, Mich., received a $150,000 grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation. The new funding will be used over the next two years to assist local families through the “Healthy Kids Build Strong Families” initiative.

Major Thomas E. Riggs, commanding officer of The Salvation Army in Battle Creek is thankful for the generous donation. “To help children succeed in health, education and life is one of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone,” he told the Battle Creek Enquirer. “This grant ensures that children in our community have the tools and skills they need to achieve great things in Calhoun and Barry counties.”

The donation will also help fund The Salvation Army Outdoors (TSAO) summer educational program and Wild On Wednesdays (WOW) character building program. These activities offer working families the opportunity for their child to enjoy a fun, safe and educational environment.

The WK Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa.

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