Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Treasures for Troops

The 4th Annual Treasures For Troops Campaign with Blue Star Mothers, WION Radio, and Young Automotive Group.

November 13th will be the Kick Off Broadcast at Muir Village Market from 4-7 pm.
Each day that week we will be collecting items throughout Ionia, Montcalm & Kent Counties.  WION Radio and the Young Automotive Truck will be visiting various locations to pick up items in each community.  The complete list of broadcast sites will be available soon!

Here is the wish list for those who like to shop early!

This is where we need more Volunteers

Each evening Monday- Friday we need volunteers to meet us at H.O. Steele Education Center to unload the truck with the days worth of donations. This typically only takes 15 minutes and the exact time is not known until that day. So if you would like to volunteer 1 of those nights, please work out the details with Penny.

Sunday, November 19th, will be packing day! Volunteers will sort supplies and set up a packing order in the AM hours. Then after lunch additional volunteers are invited to come help pack the boxes. Each box receives at least one hand written Christmas Card and is packed carefully to fill every inch of the box. We pull in volunteers from various groups including Citizen Corps, Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and so many more. We basically need all the help we can get.

Monday, November 20th, is Post Office Day. Volunteers with strong backs are needed for this day! Basically it is carrying boxes from H.O. Steele to load into a truck or trailer, then carrying boxes into the post office. Blue Star Mothers handle filling out all the forms and covers the cost of postage thru donations collected as part of the drive. We simply need volunteers who can load and unload.

This is a pretty massive event for our small community, and it takes many people to make it possible. If you have never volunteered with this, I suggest you get involved on either Sunday or Monday so you can see the full impact we are having by partnering with this group of businesses and organizations!

For more information, contact Penny at or 616-755-8050.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Moulage Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to assist as patients for Citizen Corps Program practice exercises!
April 13th 7:30-9:30 PM
April 20th 6-9:30 PM

This is perfect for an individual, family, or group!  
Boy scouts and girls scouts who have earned or are working toward their first aid badge can gain some great experience!  
Drama students can learn some makeup tips!
Other Citizen Corps Volunteers can also be of great assistance!

For more information or to sign up, contact Penny Beeman at or 616-755-8050!

Ionia Conservation District Needs Volunteers!

Volunteers Needed
Each year the Conservation District provides over 30,000 trees to be planted over the Michigan landscape.
It takes several hands to make this large event run smoothly. 
If you like trees and would like to learn more about the seedlings that you have purchased this spring or in the past,  please consider volunteering in honor of Arbor Day week on April 26th

We will package tree seedlings on this day starting at 8:00 am and ending about 4:00 pm.  We will hold the event at the Ionia Fair grounds in the front Merchant building.  Lunch provided.

The Ionia Conservation District is proud to promote tree planting.  Trees are a renewable resource that can provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife. 

Please contact me by email or phone if you would like to volunteer.
Melissa Eldridge

Melissa Eldridge, District Manager
Ionia Conservation District
431 Swartz Ct. #300
Ionia, MI 48846
616-527-2620 ex 101

‘The best time to plant a tree was 40 years ago.  The next best time is now!” Ed Blyth, Ionia Conservation District Board of Directors

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Relay Skate Night!

Join TEAM SHILOH in supporting Relay For Life of Ionia County by attending this event! All ages are welcome to attend with a $5 donation that includes entry, skate rental, and your chance to vote for your favorite participating Relay For Life Team.  We will also have games on the skating floor and off the skating floor, so bring some extra fun money!

You do not have to be a part of a Relay For Life team to participate in this event!  
Everyone is welcome!

If you are part of a Relay Team and want to sign your team up to participate and receive some of the donations for YOUR team, contact Penny at

Much thanks goes out to everyone who attended this event!  
We had a great turnout and raised over $230 for Relay For Life of Ionia County!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8th Grade Pop Can Drive

We will be collecting returnable cans and bottles to help students and chaperoning parents fund their trip to Washington DC in June. All students and parents attending the trip who participate in the collection of returnables will split 100% of the proceeds from the drive.

Starting now thru 4/8/2017 returnables can be dropped off at 447 King ST Ionia, MI. 

Saturday March 25th we will have a team collecting returnables at TSC in Ionia. There will be other fundraising events for the trip that day as well.

Saturday 4/8/2017 students and parents will be going house to house to collect returnables, if you wish to have them stop by, please message us a time and address for us to stop and pick them up!

We can also collect and store any cans donated beforehand! If you are a local business or collect a lot of returnables quickly and wish to participate, let me know and I will stop by regularly to collect your cans leading up to the dates of the fundraiser!

Any questions or anyone wishing to volunteer, please message us on facebook or call/text 616-291-6544


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

20- Hour CERT Class

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Free CERT Training includes:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Beginning First Aid & Triage
  • Light Search & Rescue

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT Members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT Members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT Training follows a national standard that teaches Volunteer Safety is the most important concern.  CERT Members are instructed to help themselves and their families first and then reach out to their community if they are able.  CERT Members also learn through hands on activities and practicing skills.CERT Members do different activities and exercises to better their skills.

H.O. Steele Education Center
10260 S Sheridan Rd, 
Fenwick, MI 48834

Thursday Nights 
6:00 PM to 10:00PM
March 16th thru April 20th!
To register call 616-755-8050 or email