web analytics

Categorized | News

Spencer Fire Dept. receives donation

Thanks to a nearby farmer, the Spencer Township Fire Department received a donation that will help them purchase new equipment. The fire department received $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM. The donations are made available through the Monsanto Fund. Through the program, winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Rick Smith, of Sand Lake, was selected as a winner in the program, and he designated the $2,500 to the fire department.

Grow Communities was created to benefit nonprofit community groups that are important to America’s farmers. For Smith, the opportunity to help grow his community became a reality when he was selected as a Grow Communities winner during the second annual program. He chose the fire department because he appreciates the department’s work.

“They have a nice rescue unit and an excellent fire department,” Smith said.

In a ceremony held March 20 at the Spencer Township Hall, Smith got the chance to present the fire department with the $2,500 donation.

According to Spencer clerk Denise Biegalle, the fire department will use the money to purchase a piercing nozzle and both agricultural and regular foam.

In 1,245 eligible counties, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local rural communities this year alone. In total, more than $91,000 has been donated to nonprofits in Michigan.

 

 

This post was written by:

- who has written 7512 posts on Cedar Springs Post Newspaper.


Contact the author

Comments are closed.

advert

LOCAL Advertisers

Kent Theatre
Bryne Electrical
The POST

Get the Cedar Springs Post in your mailbox for only $35.00 a year!