The Griffin Area Resource Center received a $1,500 check from the BP Fueling Communities Program after it was nominated for the local grant by Willis Oil Co. in Griffin. The BP Grant program awards such grants to support organizations that focus on health, education, youth, food and housing. 'We will be able to provide more services to people with disabilities, from employment services to living supports," said Lisa 0. Sassaman, executive director of GARC.
Since 1955, GARC has been serving individuals with developmental disabilities. This BP grant will allow GARC to better empower their participants to achieve the highest level of personal independence and connection within their community and to strive to improve their quality of life. "Although BP is a large company, it is good about showing concern for local communities," said Kim Willis, chief executive oficer of Willis Oil Co. "Staying in close touch with local distributors like Willis Oil allows BP to help contribute to local quality of life with grants like these."