By Zach Boblitt, News Director
The McDonough County VIBE (Volunteers Interested in Benefiting Everyone) was giving out money yesterday to community groups that needed it.
VIBE President Kassie Courson says that it was another banner year for VIBE.
Courson also says that the $115,000 that was raised will go to more groups than usual this
The four groups receiving money from VIBE include the Macomb Police Department for their digital radio project, the Macomb Agriscience Association to get Ag classes back into Macomb schools, Habitat for Humanity to put money into no interest loan to help build future houses and Samaritan Well to gut and renovate a bathroom at their shelter on Maple Avenue.
Samaritan Well received $10,403.88, Habitat for Humanity received $32,801.75, Macomb Police Department received $14,806.88 and the Macomb Agriscience Association received $56,243.50.
Samaritan Well Executive Director Cynthia Stiffler explained their project.
Robb Creasy with the Macomb Agriscience Association says that Ag Classes are important
for students in Macomb.
Dan Curtis, the President of the McDonough County Habitat for Humanity, says that this money will help Habitat for Humanity for years to come.
Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker says that the digital radio project will increase their frequency options.
Courson says the community support has been tremendous.
This was the fifth year for VIBE.
Since its inception VIBE has raised nearly $500,000 for community groups.