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Community support

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

Grants awarded

Exelis has awarded Allen County Education Partnership a $500 grant to support the agency's literacy programming.

The Partnership also received $1,000 from the Ewing Trust, $2,000 from the Norfolk Southern Foundation and $2,500 from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Funds support the agency's literacy programming.

Indiana Michigan Power Company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, awarded $2,000 to support the Allen County Education Partnership's Project READS program.

SCAN receives mittens

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) received approximately seven dozen pairs of children's mittens and gloves from DaVita's Fort Wayne South Dialysis Center.

Volunteers promote fire safety Saturday

The American Red Cross, Community Action of Northeast Indiana, IPFW 21st Century Scholars and MLK Montessori School will promote fire safety and preparedness in neighborhoods prone to house fires 10:13 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers may register with Jamie Black at 484-9336, Ext. 225, or email jamie.black@redcross.org.

Sanctuary wins award

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary announced it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The award is given to fewer than 1 percent of eligible charities throughout the nation.

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