Businesses support corrections officers

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Tim Fleury, organizer of the MCO Crisis Fund UP Golf Outing:

I’d like to thank the Escanaba-area individuals and businesses that supported the Michigan Corrections Organization Crisis Fund UP Golf Outing July 20. The MCO Crisis Fund helps corrections officers who are facing a catastrophe, such as a serious assault by an inmate, home fire, severe illness, or other disaster.

Corrections officers have Michigan’s toughest job. We are professionals who work in dangerous environments, where anything could happen at a moment’s notice. Corrections officers are part of law enforcement, but because we work behind prison walls, we receive little public recognition or thanks.

However, local businesses stepped up to support our Crisis Fund, and for that, I thank them. I sincerely appreciate your support and commitment to improving the lives of Michigan corrections officers.

Learn more about MCO and corrections officers at http://www.mco-seiu.org.

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Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site, www.dailypress.net, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.

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