Range Resources Continues Support of Good Neighbors Fund with $100,000 Gift to WCCF

January 25, 2019

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During a recent visit to the South Strabane Fire Department, five representatives from Range Resources and WCCF Chairman Lynne Stout learned about the self-contained breathing apparatus that was purchased using the department’s 2018 Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund grant. Pictured from left to right: Range Resources employees Kylie Sanders and Laural Ziemba, WCCF Chairman Lynne Stout, South Strabane Fire Chief Scott Reese, South Strabane Fireman Wyatt Streator, and Range Resources employees Christina Kramer, Max Oravetz, and Steve Thompson.

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from Range Resources in support of the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund.

Established by its namesake in 2018 with a gift of $75,000, the fund supports fire departments and emergency management services organizations in Range's core operating area. Range increased the gift to $100,000 this year. The fund was made possible through the partnership of Range and its many contractors.

“Our local fire departments, police officers, and emergency management service organizations selflessly put themselves on the front lines every day. Through the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund we aim to support the mission of these local heroes. Last year, the fund awarded grants to 22 first responder organizations across Washington County, and each one addressed a unique need. By increasing our support to $100,000 this year, we hope to be able to make an even greater impact in our communities,” remarked Michael Mackin, Director of External Affairs at Range Resources. “Thank you to our business partners who helped to make the Good Neighbors Fund possible.”

Range Resources, recently recognized by WCCF for its philanthropy efforts, has long been partnering with a variety of organizations that serve the Washington County community. A commitment to supporting local first responders serves as just one example of Range’s dedication to giving back to the community.

On February 1, organizations interested in applying to the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund will be able to submit their requests electronically using the Foundation’s online grant application form available on www.wccf.net. Requests should be limited to $10,000. Grants will be announced in the second quarter.

 “Our first responders play such an important role in protecting the safety of our families, our homes, and our communities. As a donor service organization, the WCCF is pleased to be able to help Range Resources demonstrate its commitment to being a good neighbor by facilitating this special grants cycle that offers our local emergency services organizations an opportunity to secure support for the life-saving equipment or facility updates they currently need most,” said Lynne Stout, WCCF Chairman of the Board.  

About the Washington County Community Foundation

The WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and is the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County.  In addition to hosting an annual day of giving, the WCCF administers a broad grant-making program and provides educational seminars at no charge for local charities.

About Range Resources Corporation

Range Resources is a leading U.S. independent natural gas and NGL producer, ranking amongst the top ten 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.