First National Bank of Michigan Volunteers
In 2020, FNBM employees volunteered 857 hours of their time to their communities.
Heritage Homes, Inc.
Heritage Homes, Inc.is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency incorporated in 1971 by parents, advocates, and clergy in the Holland / Zeeland area to serve the housing needs of adults with developmental disabilities. The organization which began with one adult foster care home has grown to regularly serve individuals residing in Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties.
For the past 49 years, the organization has expanded its mission and services to include families affected by intimate partner violence, substance abuse, chronic illness, low-income and homelessness. Now, Heritage Homes serves families and individuals through developing and managing supportive housing apartment units, as well as providing specialized supportive services in five areas: community living supports, residential care, in-home respite care, daytime enrichment, and social recreation. Heritage Homes is constantly striving to make a difference in the lives of the individuals they serve every day by creating an enriching, empowering, and engaging atmosphere to make it another best day ever for both participants as well as the dedicated and highly trained team of staff.
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ensures a stronger, healthier community for all with a commitment to nurturing the potential of area youth, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
The Y is one of West Michigan's leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Y strengthening community is THE cause. The Y believes that positive, lasting, personal, and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in kids, health, and neighbors. The YMCA is a unique environment where kids learn and grow. The Y is a neighborhood resource allowing those in need access to a healthy and rewarding life. The YMCA has a long history of changing lives.
First National Bank of Michigan team member David Kistler has volunteered his time serving on the Downtown Grand Rapids YMCA board for over 15 years.
Capital Area Humane Society
The mission of the Capital Area Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example. The CAHS shelter can house up to 400 animals at one time. An average of more than 16 animals per day went home in 2020. That is one animal going home every 26 minutes the shelter is open. The shelter is located on 65 acres, which is owned outright by the Capital Area Humane Society.
The CAHS shelter employs 48 people; 17 who are full-time. Volunteers donate about 36,000 hours each year in support of the work at the shelter. In the first 7 years it will be open, the CAHS Spay & Neuter Clinic will have performed more than 50,000 surgeries to prevent unwanted litters. About 1 out of every 4-visiting people/families will adopt when they visit. CAHS youth education programs enrich the community by focusing on humane education throughout a child's life. Elementary curriculum explores a series of hands-on activity stations that reinforce concepts in veterinary care, pet costs, pet grooming, pet point of view, animal cruelty and animal careers. Middle and high school programs focus on pet overpopulation, animal cruelty, animal abuse and human violence, and careers directly or indirectly involving animals.
First National Bank of Michigan team member Jennifer Marsh volunteers her time serving as Board Chair for the Capital Area Humane Society
Community Homeworks knows that low-income families face many challenges and believe that one of the first steps to moving forward is working to create a more stable and sustainable home environment. Often that starts with addressing critical repairs that a homeowner is not able to afford. Community Homeworks is committed to connecting homeowners to resources and opportunities to make more lasting change.
Founded in 2009 with the goal of closing the gaps in post-purchase support for low-income homeowners in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Community Homeworks programs are designed to help keep people in their homes and develop homeowner self-sufficiency while ensuring that their homes are safe, decent, and sustainable. Programs provide a comprehensive package of solutions for making housing affordable, comfortable, and secure. Available programs include critical home repairs and education workshops on home maintenance and repairs.
First National Bank of Michigan team member Joe Ludy volunteers his time serving on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for Community Homeworks.
KC Ready 4s is a community-designed organization focused on helping local public and private pre-kindergarten programs reach high quality; offering tuition assistance to qualifying families so they can afford to enroll their 4-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs. Volunteers from First National Bank of Michigan are the first group to engage with kids in the classroom by spending time reading to them.
First National Bank of Michigan reading volunteers include Kim Melvin, Darcy Ranfeld, Cindy Kole, Jennifer Warning, Linda Massura, Betty Bultman, Sue Edwards, Joe Ludy, Deb Lang, Andrea Goodin, Kathy Reenders, Shaunna Padgett and Al Hoffman.