Community Partners Education Grants Announced

For Release: Immediately
Contact: Kevin Hayes
Phone: 360-426-8900
No. 17-01

SHELTON – The Community Partners, an educational grant program to benefit the K-12 classrooms in South Mason County and East Grays Harbor announced 2017 funding for 36 educational grants totaling $19,317. Belco Forest Products is among nine local businesses that donate money to the program.

“The mission of CPEG is to enrich educational local classrooms and schools by funding educational material and/ or programs that directly enhance the students learning experience,” said Belco president Bill Staley. “Whatever we can do to help our local teachers and students is an investment in Belco’s future.” The Shelton School Board received a check for $9671 to help several programs. Other districts receiving funds include Elma, Hood Canal, McCleary and Montesano.

Besides Belco Forest Products, the other business partners include Our Community Credit Union, Elma Family Dental, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Shelton Dental Center, Sierra Pacific Foundation, Simpson Door Company, and Vaughan Chopper Pumps.
The next grant application period is available on September 1, 2017 and closes on December 31, 2017. A link to the application and guidelines will be available to download from the CPEG Facebook page at Grant awards will then be determined by the Partner representatives and funds distributed for immediate use for the 2017/18 calendar school year.

About Belco Forest Products
In 1978 Bellingham Lumber Company (Belco) was created as an office wholesale lumber brokerage firm. By 1983 the company expanded into wholesale distribution serving Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Today the company operates a manufacturing facility in Shelton, Washington producing a variety of exterior wood products including the best-selling ArmorCoat XT brand, a line of premium treated trim products for residential and commercial applications. All Belco products are available through leading distributors nationwide.