LIMA — Husky Lima Refinery donated a total of $100,000 to 10 Lima-area charities whose mission supports nonprofit work in the Lima community during the Golf Outing Dessert Reception and check presentation Wednesday at the Husky Lima Refinery.
This year’s recipients were the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bradfield Community Center, Children’s Development Center, Cornerstone of Hope Christian Counseling Center, Crime Victim Services, Lima Rescue Mission, the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council, Samaritan House and the Teddy Bear Fund.
The golf outing committee chose the 10 different charities based on factors such as organizational history, the specific use of the donation and its demonstrated success in the community.
The donated money was raised by the 400 golfers, 70-plus volunteers, sponsors and business partners who participated in the 12th annual golf outing at Hidden Creek Golf Club held July 21. Over the years, the outing has raised a total of $1,247,000, according to Husky.
“I think that nonprofits have a lot of unique challenges,” said Amy Nusbaum, Lima Husky Refinery Senior Manager of Communications. “There is always more need than resources available. Many of you and your staff make decisions that are personally and professionally sacrificing, and we are very happy to be able to help lighten that load just a little bit.”
The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities will use the funds for an all-ability playground, Big Brothers Big Sisters will use the funds for its mentoring program and the Bradfield Community Center will use the funds to invest in programs that help the youth.
The Children’s Development Center will use the funds for staff development and for youth programs and the Cornerstone of Hope Christian Counseling Center will use the funds for its professional support programs for children, teens and adults.
The Lima Rescue Mission will use the funds for a bathroom project, the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council will use the funds for helping teach more adults how to read, the Samaritan House will use the funds for rebuilding a broken boiler and the Teddy Bear Fund will use the funds toward buying more teddy bears for the youth.
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