Good morning everyone! The Band of Locals - Buy Local First is always live on Friday at 9:15am on SUNNY 97.3 with Steve & host Carlleen Rose. Today's guests were Bridget Roberts - Executive Director of Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc. & Jim Lindsey with the Amvets Big Rapids Post 1941. Bridget discussed her involvement with the group all the way to becoming the Executive Director & her passion with fundraising, events & helping the community shines throughout. She was here to discuss who Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc. is along with a great online auction coming up! Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Big Rapids & Cadillac & they offer free services & items for families from free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, baby items & more! No insurance required. Their website is: www.liferesourcesnm.org and phone is 231-796-4919. Big Rapids location: 14321 Northland Dr. #2. They are open Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-5pm. Their Greater Giving Online Auction will begin Monday, March 14th at 12pm & close on Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm. Greater Giving Means: expanding our advertising reach, an increase in people served, more staff & volunteer trainings & greater community awareness. More details can be found on their website under the "Auction" tab and/or you can scan the QR auction code on their flyer. We will post the flyer below in the comments. Thank you again Bridget for stopping in!
Jim Lindsey was in to talk about all things Amvets Big Rapids Post 1941. He is a community treasure & wears many hats & does so much. The Amvets do a lot as well for the community that we may not know about & we were happy to hear about it this morning. Thank you for your services. The Amvets Post is located on 320 S. 4th Ave in Big Rapids. Phone: 231-796-6998. Website: www.amvets.org. The Amvets enhance the quality of life for all veterans, their families & survivors. Membership is open to anyone who served or is currently serving in the US Armed Forces. They help with getting healthcare, finding employment, filing a VA claim and more. Amvets has burger nights, drinks & more available as well & those are welcome to join. Make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page & more for all things Amvets. We enjoyed the wonderful Veterans Day Parade, Monument Tribute, Welcoming the Admiral & more & look forward to this year's events & holidays.
Have a great weekend everyone!