GM Bedford Casting Operations boosts the community with grants to local nonprofits

BEDFORD – General Motors Bedford Casting Operations recently made a significant investment in Grant County, giving $50,000 in Community Impact Grants to four local nonprofits.

GM’s Community Impact Grant program aims to address local issues in communities across the company’s footprint, specifically supporting GM’s Corporate Giving focus areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education, Vehicle and Road Safety, Community Development, and Climate Equity.

Decisions about which organizations will receive support are made at the local level.

The 2022 Bedford- area grant recipients are moving the needle in the areas of STEM and community development and include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County – to strengthen and expand after-school programming needs and increase the overall quality of programs. Specifically, funds will support a 3D printing design challenge along with a 3D printer build camp.
  • Lawrence County Economic Growth Council – to support their Local Skills Program and provide an introduction to machining, welding, and construction as well as certificates in First Aid and CPR. Following completion, participants are set up with a next step, such as high school equivalency, additional job training, or a job.
  • Community Foundation Partnership, Inc. – to support Avoca Park and recreation area improvements. Along with additional funding, this grant will equip Avoca Park with a modern playground and ADA-compliant privies, creating a safe, family-friendly environment for all park visitors.
  • Foundation for Monroe County Community Schools – to purchase a Glowforge laser cutter and cart to be shared across our elementary schools. Research shows that integrating hands-on STEM learning into our elementary curriculum is critical to developing critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills.

GM announced the grants on September 8th at a family day event held at the plant. Rob Morris, plant director, spoke on behalf of the local GM plant before being joined by GM colleagues, local UAW, and IBEW leadership, along with representatives from the recipient organizations for a photograph.

“The generosity of GM and our workforce in this community inspires me every day,” said Morris. “GM has been in this community for more than 80 years and we see the positive impact these local organizations can have when they have the resources to do so. Whether it’s an investment of time or money, we are committed to serving and growing with the greater Bedford community and all of the communities in which GM employees live and work.”

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