(Greenville) – The Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund (MPCF) Advisory Committee and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce a $6,090 grant awarded to the Lakeview District Fire Department, Station 2, located in Trufant, MI. This grant will provide funding for extrication struts and cribbing upgrades, vital tools used for vehicle stabilization after a crash. The Montcalm Panhandle Community Unrestricted Fund supported this grant.

“The 2023 grant awards have pushed the historic level of grants from the General Fund of the Montcalm Panhandle to more than $92,000,” shared Fred C. Plath, MPCF Advisory Committee Chair. This fund serves the four townships of Winfield, Reynolds, Pierson, and Maple Valley and the communities therein.”

To continue building the legacy of the Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund, donations can be sent to PO Box 596 Howard City, MI 49329 or in the name of MPCF at the Greenville Area Community Foundation at 225 N. Lafayette, Greenville MI  48838. Online giving is also available at

The mission of the Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in the area that comprises the panhandle of Montcalm County by awarding grants from permanently endowed funds. MPCF is a geographic affiliate of the Greenville Area Community Foundation. To learn more about MPCF or the Greenville Area Community Foundation, visit

MPCF Advisory Committee Member Cheryl Pease and MPCF Chair Fred C. Plath are pictured with Dan Kain, Fire Chief of the Maple Valley Fire Department.