KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Considering hard economic times in Michigan, the head of a Kalamazoo crisis center Monday expressed both “surprise and gratitude” to a group of area credit unions for extending a $2,500 grant to his agency that wound up administering services to CU employees after a spate of robberies.

“It’s not often we receive this kind of money in this form and let me tell you even a small amount means a lot, especially right now,” said Bill Pell, the executive director of Gryphon Place, a nonprofit providing trauma counseling support to individuals and business.

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