General Motors gives back to Bowling Green

Lyndsey Gough

11 local non-profits and numerous GM employees met at the Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green Wednesday morning.

"There were 11 non-profit organizations that are able to fund some critical programs that help many people, many families in our community.

Through the GM Foundation, the Plant City Grants Program awarded a total $75,000 to the non-profits, and the employees from GM plants across the country participated in 5 service projects throughout the area.

This is the 5th consecutive year the foundation's grants are being awarded to the home of the Corvette. In the last 5 years, the foundation has donated a total $325,000 through Plant City Grants and Habitat for Humanity.

So how do you decide who to give $75,000 to?

"Oh that is really tough, because here in the Bowling Green Community there are so many non-profit organizations, but we selected 11 this year and we're very happy to support those organization," said Corvette Plant Assistant Manager Nora Roper.

One recipient was United Way of South Central Kentucky.

"We're able to help so many partners in our community and do so many good things, helping people out of poverty, helping people with their educational problems, helping people find work. Everything that you'd expect someone who needs help typically can look to United Way and through our services can find help," said United Way of South Central Kentucky President and CEO, Steve Wallace.

But none of that would be possible without the support and contributions like the one they received from GM.