GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – WOOD TV8 and the Connecting with Community Awards would like to thank each of the businesses, non-profits, and individuals that sent in nominations this year. It’s great to see all these impactful organizations at work in West Michigan!

Here were the nominations this year:

Affinity Mentoring – Grand Rapids, MI

Base Camp – Grand Rapids, MI

Blandford Nature Center / Land Conservancy of West Michigan – Grand Rapids, MI

Community Rebuilders, Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program, VA HealthCare for Homeless Vets – Grand Rapids, MI

Comprehensive Therapy Center – Grand Rapids, MI

Congregational Kitchen – Allegan, MI

Criminal Justice Chaplaincy – Grand Rapids, MI

Designed Future – Grand Rapids, MI

Exodus Place – Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library & West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology – Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Dream Center – Byron Center, MI

Grand Rapids Public Museum School – Grand Rapids, MI

HQ & Mel Trotter – Grand Rapids, MI

IM Kids 3rd Meal Program – Ionia, MI

Kentwood Parks and Mary Free Bed – Kentwood, MI

Kids Food Basket and Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids, MI

Mixed Staffing – Grand Rapids, MI

The Oaks and Northpoint Woods – Nashville, MI

Operation Heading Home – Muskegon, MI

Out Side In, Rescue & Heroes for Horses Program – Grand Haven, MI

Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan – Grand Rapids, Mi

Senior Sing-a-Long – Wyoming, MI

Sparta Ministerial Association – Sparta, MI

Spectrum Health Healthier Communities – Grand Rapids, MI

Starlite Shores – Byron Center, MI

Wedgwood Lacks – Grand Rapids, MI

The Connecting and Community partners were inspired by all the nominations we received. They’ve reviewed each of them and we will be announcing our top eight finalists soon.

Stay tuned to see more about the finalists and their stories all throughout March and April. The Connecting with Community Awards will be held in May, where we will announce the official winner.

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