March 02, 2022
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) announced today that $125,000 in grants will be available through this year’s Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund competitive grant cycle for first responders.
Established in 2018 by its namesake, the fund supports fire departments and emergency management services organizations in Range’s core operating area. Annual support is provided through the partnership of Range and its many contractors.
“It is incredible to consider that since we began this initiative, the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund has awarded nearly $460,000 to help local first responder organizations within our region,” said Range Resources Community Relations Specialist Christina Kramer. “Dedication, skill, and sacrifice are demonstrated by these local heroes on a daily basis, and these grants have become a special way for us to show our appreciation as well as support them in their service.”
As each department has unique needs, the grants awarded to date have been used for a variety of purposes, including the purchase of vital breathing apparatus equipment, turnout gear, ballistic shields, thermal imaging cameras, video surveillance cameras, and rescue equipment.
Organizations may apply to the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund using the Foundation’s online grant application at www.wccf.net. Requests must be limited to $10,000. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 31. The grant recipients will be announced in the second quarter.
About Range Resources Corporation
Range Resources is a leading U.S. independent natural gas and NGL producer, ranking amongst the top 10 natural gas producers in the country. Range has operated in Pennsylvania for more than 25 years and pioneered the Marcellus Shale, which is now the largest known natural gas field in North America.
About the Washington County Community Foundation
The WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy in an effort to improve the quality of life in Washington County. In addition to issuing grants to local non-profits, the Foundation also issues scholarships to local students, facilitates an annual day of giving that benefits more than 100 local charities, and provides free educational opportunities to strengthen to local charitable community. To learn more about the Foundation’s diverse activities, please visit www.wccf.net.