QDMA is pleased to announce that its Cadillac Area Branch in Michigan recently received a generous $20,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation.
The contribution was made possible by a special one-time only grants program developed to commemorate General Mills’ 150th Anniversary by inviting General Mills employees worldwide to nominate deserving nonprofits in their local communities for a surprise grant. The Cadillac Area Branch was nominated by an employee from the local Reed City General Mills’ plant, and the Branch was eventually chosen as one of only 70 grant recipient in the U.S.
“The money from this grant will go a long way in helping us fulfill our goals this year of establishing a disabled veterans hunt, youth hunt and setting up an archery program in the Cadillac Area for youth,” said Branch President Tim Liponoga. “We are proud to be able to work with members, area businesses and organizations to bring the opportunity of hunting and the great outdoors to those who have served our country so valiantly. This is the beginning of what we hope to become a much larger program for our area. This year, with the help from General Mills, we are looking to purchase four custom deer blinds for use in some of the upcoming hunt events we are planning.”