At MBC we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities by helping individuals and families in need. We do this through our commitment to help support charities that make a huge impact in the lives of many throughout our Michigan communities. One of the ways we raise money is with Friday Casual Days. Every month MBC employees can pay $20 for the privilege of wearing blue jeans or other casual attire on Fridays.

Our spotlight charity for August is The Hero Foundation.

The Hero Foundation is an all-volunteer organization with the sole goal of providing financial assistance for Michigan Families impacted by cancer. They help families pay their medical bills, their mortgages, keep the lights on, and put food on the table.

In 2009, The Hero Foundation was officially formed. With it being an all-volunteer organization, 99% of funds raised through the charity go directly to families in need. Funds are raised through events, partnerships with local businesses, corporate giving and personal donations. The Hero Foundation assistance is dictated by the families they help. They have assisted in paying mortgages, utility bills, medical expenses, grocery bills, gas cards, snow removal, home and vehicle repairs to name a few. They also provide Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gifts to lift the burden of holiday expenses.