Bay City Light and Power Assistance Program:
Limited income customers of the BCELP company may qualify for assistance with a new refrigerator through a new program that they are offering. United Way is providing the intake, assessment and verification of need for the program.
Applicants must be customers of BCELP, meet a standard of 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, be a homeowner and qualify through an interview process at United Way. For more information contact Steve Rajewski at (989)893-7508 x12 or email@example.com.
Activities / Awards
2010 Ambrose E. Angel Reif Community Service Award
Dwight has been a very active community services volunteer, especially since his retirement a few years ago. He has served as a past United Way Loaned Executive, a United Way Board member, President of his local union (USW 5187) and continues to volunteer with many local agencies in our community.
2010 Friend of Labor Award
Tom Christensen was presented the 2010 AFL-CIO Friend of Labor Award at the 2010 annual Community Services Graduation for his support of our local union Give Where you Live United Way campaign activities.
His leadership has provided the impetus for this building trades campaign to become a successful part of our efforts to improve the quality of life for our community.
Outstanding Labor Achievement Award
Presented to members of USW 12943-2
This award was presented to the membership of USW 12934-2 in recognition of the outstanding dedication, determination and fortitude shown by the local union membership in their fight to defend the goals and ideals of organized labor during their Car Quest lockout.
Pictured are Mark Lewis, President of USW 12934, Jane Spyhalski, Community Services Chair, Dan Kennell, Unit Chair, Steve Rajewski, AFL-CIO Community Services Director, United Way of Bay County and 96th District House Representative Jeff Mayes.
Basic Community Services Training
United Way of Bay County professional staff also offers technical assistance and consultation to unions, social service agencies and others on labor related matters.
The objective of the AFL-CIO Community Services program is to train union members and others in the community to become Information and Referral Specialists. The training is done in modules of two hours per week for eight weeks. During this training, the volunteer learns about the programs and services available in the community.
Twenty six volunteers completed the 2010 Basic Community Services Counseling Program.
Graduates of the programs are able to return to their respective places of work with the knowledge and ability to provide effective information and referral services to their co-workers and others in the community.