The following excerpt is from an article published in Oakland Press News, September 29, 2009
Friends of the Rouge recently received ,000 from Henniges Automotive for support of the Rouge Education Project.
Project officials are hoping other businesses will follow the lead of Henniges Automotive.
“This project is a great opportunity for a business or organization to get involved in a local environmental education initiative,” said Emily Hughes, program manager for the Rouge Education Project.
Last year, 10 sponsors helped to support the 2008-2009 Rouge Education Project through the Adopt-a-School campaign.
The campaign has attracted more than ,000 in sponsorships, which supports 23 of the 53 participating schools. Contributions assist with school program registrations, water quality testing equipment, workshop participation and program T-shirts, as well as the program administration.
Henniges Automotive is in Farmington Hills and is committed to supporting the community in which it does business.
“We are more than happy to support the community and students with hands-on learning,” Robert DePierre, CEO of Henniges, said. “Hopefully, the Rouge Education Project will be the start of a lifelong appreciation of our natural resources for many of the participating young adults.”