Representatives of the American Red Cross of Van Wert County accept a $26,000 check for a Powering Communities Grant from Eaton Corporation. On Wednesday, Eaton awarded grant funding totaling $133,000 to different organization who provide service to residents of Van Wert County. Other recipients of funding included Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties; Junior Achievement; Library Enrichment Foundation of the Brumback Library; Van Wert Blessings in a Backpack; Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E.; Van Wert Fire Department; Van Wert County Council on Aging; and YMCA of Van Wert County. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
Representatives of the American Red Cross of Van Wert County accept a $26,000 check for a Powering Communities Grant from Eaton Corporation. On Wednesday, Eaton awarded grant funding totaling $133,000 to different organization who provide service to residents of Van Wert County. Other recipients of funding included Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties; Junior Achievement; Library Enrichment Foundation of the Brumback Library; Van Wert Blessings in a Backpack; Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E.; Van Wert Fire Department; Van Wert County Council on Aging; and YMCA of Van Wert County. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)

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VAN WERT — Power management company Eaton announced Wednesday several Powering Communities Grants totaling $133,000 to support community organizations in the Van Wert area. The donations will be used to enhance various programs and organizations that positively affect the lives of citizens throughout the region.

Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, Powering Communities Grants help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live, work, and volunteer.

“Giving back to the communities where we work is a core value of the Eaton culture,” said Chris Bauer, senior HR generalist, Eaton’s Van Wert facility. “These great organizations foster education and improve the quality of life for many citizens in the area – we’re proud to play a part in their important work.”



Funding recipients include:
American Red Cross of Van Wert County - $26,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties - $6,500
Junior Achievement - $8,000
Library Enrichment Foundation of the Brumback Library - $5,500
Van Wert Blessings in a Backpack - $15,000
Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E. - $17,000
Van Wert Fire Department through the Van Wert County Foundation - $25,000
Van Wert County Council on Aging - $10,000
YMCA of Van Wert County - $20,000

Eaton’s Van Wert facility employs approximately 1,200 people who manufacture hoses and fittings that are used primarily in the agricultural and industrial industries. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.