Sheriff Bob Mendham and his team presented a check to the Newaygo County Promise Zone to support scholarships for Newaygo County students. Officers at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s department paid a fine for violating their “no facial hair” policy; which included, a donation made by Resonate Church to allow officers to keep their facial hair until spring. Some of their proceeds went to fund Promise Scholars.
The Newaygo County Promise Scholarships, funded through private donations and revenue captured from the state education tax, has funded hundreds of Newaygo County students since 2017 giving students a free path to an Associate’s degree or a career credential.
“We appreciate the support of Sheriff Mendham and the Newaygo County Sheriff’s department to help us remove financial barriers for families,” said Tubbergen Clark, Chairperson of the Newaygo County Promise Zone Board. “Their generosity is an investment in their future which has been life-changing for so many students and their families.”