EightCAP hires new agency president

The EightCAP Inc. Governing Board announces the selection of Lori Johnson as its next president effective Oct. 18.

Johnson will step in upon the retirement of John VanNieuwenhuyzen, who returned in March 2020 to serve the organization a second time.    

EightCAP to hold Whack for Warmth golf fundraiser 

The EightCAP Inc. golf event Whack for Warmth raises money to help keep area families’ heat on, roofs over their heads, and help with other expenses that are necessary to stay warm in the face of emergency situations will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Brookside Golf & Grill in Gowen. 

The scramble-style event will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-place team and to two randomly selected teams. In addition to golf, there will be raffle prizes, 50/50 drawings, lunch, dinner and plenty of fun.  

Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents programs engage older adults in service

Many people know EightCAP Inc. for programs it delivers to low-income residents in Ionia, Mecosta, Montcalm and Osceola counties. 

From housing, heating and rental assistance to food and transportation services and more, EightCAP programs address the local causes and effects of poverty. But two additional programs go beyond EightCAP’s service niche, and volunteers are needed for both.