Members of the Grosse Ile transportation union used a $500 MEA/NEA grant to support local athletic boosters in a show of solidarity and community spirit.
The group used the grant money to buy a coffeemaker for the high school concession stand – a move that will pay dividends well into the future, said Diantha Mammo, the local unit’s president.
The group of member volunteers also ran the concession stand for one day and donated all proceeds to the Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association (GIYRA).
The community has shown its support of transportation employees by passing a bond to buy new busses, Mammo said, but the district has continued to discuss the possibility of privatizing the workforce.
“We wanted to get out and let people see us and remember that we all live here, we work here, and we care about our community,” Mammo said.