Local Firefighters and Law Enforcement Personnel Receive Grants
Thanks to generous donors, the Washington County Community Foundation was able to host a reception on Tuesday, April 24th at the Senior Citizen Center to honor and thank our local firefighters and law enforcement personnel.
Approximately 145 people were in attendance at the event. Each department present received a $1,000.00 grant. Additionally, Gibson Township FD, Salem FD and Pierce-Polk FD received an additional grant for having the highest representation. In total, $17,000.00 was awarded.
Judy Johnson, Executive Director of the Washington County Community Foundation, stated, “We just wanted to recognize and thank these men and women who are willing to risk their life to keep us safe. I am thrilled at the turnout! Attendance exceeded our expectations. We have such wonderful donors and our community is rich with the spirit of giving. We are grateful that the Washington County Community Foundation was in a position to hold such an event and award these grants. We could not do these things without our donors. We know the money will be put to good use to make our community safer.”
The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to engage people, build resources and strengthen our community. Visit the website at www.wccf.biz and like the Foundation on Facebook.