The Delta Dental Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to McMillen Center for Health Education for the Brush! Project, which addresses the prevention of dental decay in preschoolers.
The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services honored the following:
Allen County – Leonard Harlan, outstanding blood donor award; Nelson Global Products Inc., River City Harley Davidson, ChromaSource and Zanesville United Brethren Church, first-time sponsor award; St. Joseph Catholic Church – Hessen Cassel and Sweetwater, Faithful Friends Award; Sirva, Creative Genius Award; BAE Systems, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Swiss Re and Woodburn Diamond Die, Lifesaver Award; Gina Loomis of Fort Wayne, outstanding volunteer service award; American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, Parkview Hospital and IPFW, partnership award.
Adams County – American Red Cross of Adams and Huntington counties, partnership award.
Defiance County, Ohio – Beverly Schmunk, outstanding blood donor award; and Fraternal Order of Eagles Defiance No. 372 and Papa Johns Pizza, Faithful Friends Award.
Huntington County – Evangelical United Methodist Church, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Faithful Friends Award; Our Sunday Visitor, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Vera Bradley, Creative Genius Award; Parkview Huntington Hospital and Huntington North High School, partnership award.
Noble County – Group Dekko, first-time sponsor award; Parkview Noble Hospital, Faithful Friends Award; Lutheran Life Villages, Lifesaver Award; and Judy Butler and Marietta Hite, both of Kendallville, outstanding volunteer service award.
Steuben County – Angola ATA Black Belt Academy, first time sponsor award; American Legion Post 423 and St. Anthony Catholic Church, Faithful Friends Award; Angola High School, Fremont High School and Hamilton High School, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and Sonlight Community Church, Lifesaver Award; and Bob Neuman of Angola, outstanding volunteer service award.
Van Wert County, Ohio – United Way of Van Wert County, Creative Genius Award; and American Red Cross of Van Wert County and Central Mutual Insurance, partnership award.
Wabash County – Meredith Speicher, outstanding blood donor award; Brandts Harley Davidson and Lincolnville United Methodist Church, first time sponsor award; Urbana Community Center, Creative Genius Award; First United Methodist Church Wabash, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Manchester Elementary School and Wabash County YMCA, Lifesaver Award; and American Red Cross of North Central Indiana, partnership award.