Grants distributed from Baker fund

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania recently awarded three grants, totaling over $16,000, from the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund.

Grants were awarded to the local chapter of the American Red Cross; The Salvation Army of Milton; and Favors Forward Foundation. Each organization received $5,628 to distribute to area families coping with catastrophic illness or circumstance, including extreme needs of assistance, as best determined by each agency.

The fund was established in 2014 to honor and commemorate the late Michael P. Baker, a longtime resident of Lewisburg, Bucknell graduate and Bucknell track coach.