January’s Precision Cares recipient is the Carly Belknap-Budrow Memorial FUN-DAY-TION! Their main goal and mission is promoting and educating the community on the importance of winter safety. Each year an event, Carly’s Hill Cardboard Classic and Snow Fun Day, is held on the last Saturday in January at the Springfield Park and Recreation Area in Fife Lake. Every event held at the Recreation Area is FREE to the community and is 100% run on donations and volunteers. To donate or volunteer contact Tammie Budrow at 231-384-0406.
Our February Precision Cares Recipients are...GLAD MEALS! What an amazing job they do of supplying meals to our local homeless community. Thank you to all who volunteer to help those who desperately need this very tangible gift of food! We are a better community because of all you do!
The March Precision Cares recipient was the Women's Resource Center (WRC). Our "socially distanced" check presentation meant this $1,000 will be used to support their mission to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. It costs $40 to provide one safe night of shelter for a guest at the WRC emergency shelter. We are honored to help with this good work in our community!
Our April Precision Cares recipient was Christ Church of TC - Food Pantry! This amazing group of individuals and local grocery stores work together to provide pantry resources three times a week. With food purchased for this program at .12/lb., our $1,000 will be used to purchase a whopping 8,333 lbs. of food. In May, this pantry served 500 individuals. Precision is honored to assist with this important cause.
Our May Precision Cares recipient was Safe Harbor. This organization received $1,000 to support their mission of preserving the physical health and spiritual welfare of adults experiencing homelessness in the five county area. This nonprofit is mostly volunteer-run as a seasonal overnight shelter with a primary goal to offer food, shelter, and hope. They averaged 75 guests per night during the winter of 2019/20. Over 1,700 volunteers worked at Safe Harbor this past season. Precision was very touched by the hearts for serve at Safe Harbor.
Our June Precision Cares recipient is the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army helps hope overcome fear with each food basket, meal, warm and safe home, an emergency burden eliminated, and emotional and spiritual needs answered. For over 125 years, the Traverse City Salvation Army has served our community. Through COVID-19 the Salvation Army remains committed to fulfilling the demand for critical services to our neighbors who are struggling. This $1,000 check will used to continue to support the great mission of the Salvation Army in Traverse City. Pictured from l to r: Lt. Matthew Winters, Social Services Coordinator Patty Steele, Cindy Weber (representing Precision).
For more information about Salvation Army, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tsatraversecity/
Our July 2020 Precision Cares recipient is the Community Cats of Benzie County. Their goal is to decrease the number of free-roaming cats in their community. They work with colonies of cats and attempt to trap and neuter 100% of those cats. Their “TNVR” program (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) starts with adult feral cats. They are vet checked, neutered, vaccinated, and returned to the colony where the caregiver will provide food and shelter. Young kittens are taken into the foster program to be sure they are healthy and friendly. Once they are old enough to be neutered and vaccinated (plus micro-chipped, de-wormed, and leukemia checked) they are placed into loving homes. Precision's donation will be used to fund equipment for their surgery room. Congratulations! To learn more, visit their website at: http://benziecats.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan was the Precision Cares August recipient. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan's mission is about unleashing a child's potential. Bigs' recruits, trains, and supports mentors who spend time with local children on a consistent basis to provide encouragement, opportunities, and experiences that nurture their dreams. It's about spending time and listening. It's that simple. When a child knows you believe in them, their confidence soars and they can reach their potential. This deserving organization has been serving the youth of our community for 50 years!
Learn more about becoming a mentor, visit: http://bigsupnorth.com/
Our September, 2020 Precision Cares Recipient is “Coburn’s Challenge”, a new mountain bike and hiking trail system proposed for Provemont Pond Recreation area, located off Popp Road in Leland Township.
Pictured in the center of the check is Debra Coburn, whose husband Dennis Coburn, a local Leelanau County custom home builder and lover of mountain biking, passed away from brain cancer in May, 2020.
Precision is honored to be one of many friends and family who are pulling together to raise money to build and sustain the multi-use trail system in Dennis’s honor. A total of 4.5 miles will be created for people of all ages to enjoy for years to come.
Want to learn more? Visit: www.bikeleelanau.com. Click on the Trails link to learn more about how you can donate.
Precision Cares’ October 2020 recipient is the NMC Children’s Choir – Dave Parrish Memorial Scholarship. The NMC Children's Choir, founded in 1990, has served thousands of children in the Greater Grand Traverse Area. Their mission is to artistically enrich the lives of the children, their families, and the community.
Dave Parrish, who co-directed NMCCC choirs with his wife Mary since 1994, was beloved by everyone who knew him, or had the chance to make music with him. After Dave passed away in 2019, the Dave Parrish Memorial Scholarship was created to help benefit singers who needed financial support to participate in the NMC Children's Choirs. Precision is proud to support this very deserving organization with $1,000.
22 2 None is the November Precision Cares recipient. Their mission is to stop the inconceivable number of veterans who take their own lives by reaching out, searching for, and supporting those who have sacrificed themselves both physically and mentally for this country, and now fight a daily inner battle with demons no one can see. They do this by helping our veterans with such things as financial aid, counseling, housing and many other facets of life that, when added together, can lead to a lack of hope and despair so bad that it leads to veterans contemplating the ultimate escape, suicide.
This donation will be used to help fund our annual Drew Kostic Memorial 5k Tough Run. This race was put together to continue raising awareness about veteran suicide. It is for veterans and the community to attend and gain more information on how they can help and support veterans in their communities.
Currently, 22 2 None is renovating the South Boardman Elementary School to support their efforts. For more information, visit their website at: www.222none.org
Precision Cares was honored to present its monthly $1,000 award for the month of December, 2020 to Make-A-Wish Michigan on behalf of the Traverse City West Student Senate who are raising funds for a young lady named Josie to fulfill her wish to visit Disney World! Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 10,000 life-changing wishes to Michigan children with critical illnesses. We wish the Student Senate best of luck in their noble efforts!
If you’d like to find out more about Make-A-Wish Michigan, visit their website: https://wish.org/michigan