Posted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
The Downriver Honor Guard was the recipient of two unexpected gifts in the amount of $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Park (MMP) and another $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home on behalf of their walking club.
Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park stated, “Every year since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park donates one dollar for every mile walked during the month of August. The three members who log the most miles during that time period then select an organization to receive the funds. This year, top walkers Bill Elwell, Gail Nemeth, Barbara Ballard and Charlie Saganek (Barbara and Charlie tied for fourth place) chose a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide military support and honor veterans at funerals.
“Michigan Memorial Funeral Home again matched the gift made by Michigan Memorial Park which increased the total funds donated by 100%. We’re thrilled to be able to help people in our communities and support the great work of our many non-profit groups,” Dwyer added.
Since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park and Michigan Memorial Funeral Home have donated $20,256.00 to nine local charitable organizations on behalf of the 100 walking club members.
For further information about the Michigan Memorial Walking Club, please visit MMP’s Family Service office for an application. The club is active from April 1 through October 31.
Source: Michigan Memorial Park