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Cleveland Foundation and Lake Geauga Fund award grants for Buckeye Industries

New Avenues is the proud recipient of a $71,000 two-year grant from the Cleveland Foundation. The Lake Geauga Fund also awarded a two-year grant to New Avenues for $25,000. The funds will support the hiring of an additional full-time truck driver and a part-time Community Liaison/Recruiter for Buckeye Industries.

Buckeye Industries has experienced tremendous growth over the past four years and now has 141 business partners in five counties across Northeast Ohio. The supply of materials has exceeded the capacity of the current one truck and driver and the size of the current workforce.

Thanks to the funding awarded by the Cleveland Foundation and Lake Geauga Fund grants, Buckeye Industries will be able to hire additional staff and provide vocational training and work-related opportunities. Buckeye Industries will also be able to positively impact the community and environment through expansion of its recycling services.

“We are very thankful for the continued support of the Cleveland Foundation. They have been a valued supporter for many years and we are grateful that they share our vision for Buckeye Industries,” states Tom Lewins, Executive Director.