3M Foundation awards $500 grant to WC Historical Society

On behalf of 3M volunteers

The 3M Foundation has donated $500 to help the Washington County Historical Society’s commitment to the community and the preservation of county heritage.

“3M employees and retirees generously give their time and skills to help others,” said Robin Torgerson, vice-president, 3M Community Affairs. “We are pleased to recognize their commitment to their communities.”

As a part of the 3M Volunteer Match, the 3M Foundation will donate $250 to eligible non-profit organizations for which a 3M employee volunteers 20 hours or a 3M retiree volunteers 25 hours or more per calendar year. For more information on this program, contact 3M Community Affairs at 651-733-0144.

“Volunteers are the backbone of the historical society,” said Brent Peterson, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, “they bring life to the past and make it an exciting learning experience every time you step foot into our museums.”

3M Community Giving consists of product donations and cash grants by 3M and the 3M Foundation and bolstered by employee and retiree volunteerism. In 2011, over $60 million was awarded to education and charitable organizations.

Since 2000, volunteer matches totaling over $4 million have gone to over 2,600 schools or non-profit organizations in 50 states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on 3M Community Giving, visit www.3Mgiving.com or for information on how to volunteer at the Washington County Historical Society please call 651-439-5956 or email information@wchsmn.org.

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