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A special thank you to everyone that told us what good you could do with $1,000! Our 6th annual Summer of Sharing campaign received 366 wonderful stories about the great work being done by charities, community and education groups in the cities around us.  Community Financial is proud to have donated $1,000 to the sixty-five organizations shown below.  Thank you all for the work you do to enrich our communities!

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Northern Michigan Equine Therapy

Posted By: Amber Modrzynski (July 24, 2016)
Northern Michigan Equine Therapy is a facility run by Courtney and her husband and lots and lots of volunteers to provide those with disabilities the opportunity to be involved with horses. I never thought much about how this could be valuable to those with disabilities until through a grant I was able to take my students who have moderate to severe disabilities. After one session where each of my 13 students had two turns lasting about 10 minutes I was immediately in awe of how working with the horses brought out features of my students we didn't know existed. The children were immediately in love with the horses, students who are nonverbal or have limited words were expressing themselves and communicating with the horse, this is just one example of many great things I've seen happen with my students each visit to NMET. It is truly amazing to watch!!