May 25, 2018
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that $75,000 in grants has been awarded from the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund to 22 local first responder organizations. The grants will help purchase a variety of items, including breathing apparatus replacements, fire coats and pants, rain jackets, gas detectors, thermal imaging cameras, video surveillance cameras, generators, laptop computers and hydraulic rescue tools.
Receiving grants were the following organizations: Amwell Township Volunteer Fire Department, Avella Volunteer Fire Department, Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Chartiers Township Volunteer Fire Department, Claysville Volunteer Fire Department, Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Company, Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, McDonald Volunteer Fire Department, McDonald Police Department, Midway Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant Township Police Department, North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, Slovan Volunteer Fire Department, Smith Township Police Department, South Strabane Fire Department, South Strabane Township Police Department, Taylorstown Volunteer Fire Company, West Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, and West Middletown Volunteer Fire Department.
“As the first to arrive at the scene of emergencies, dedicated, selfless first responders are often times putting their lives, health and well-being in jeopardy while helping others,” remarked Edward Morascyzk, WCCF Chairman of the Board. “We are very pleased, appreciative and excited to partner with Range Resources on the Good Neighbor’s Fund. This partnership is enabling us to issue grants to 22 local first-responder organizations through the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund.”
Range Resources is a leading U.S. independent oil and natural gas producer, with a division office in Southpointe. Range Resources’ philosophy is straightforward: to be good stewards for their shareholders, while doing the same thing for the environment and the communities in which they live and work. Their commitment to educating and training local first responders is just one example of their dedication to performing in a manner that reflects their own high expectations for community engagement and always meeting or going beyond regulatory requirements. For more information on Range Resources please visit www.rangeresources.com.
“Range recognizes the tremendous value that first responders bring to our community. We are deeply appreciative of their commitment and tireless efforts to keep our communities safe,” said Mike Mackin, Director of External Affairs for Range Resources. “This fund is a tangible example of our continued appreciation for their commitment to jobs that put them in harm’s way – oftentimes on a volunteer basis.”
The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. With assets of more than $36 million in approximately 200 charitable funds, the Foundation has distributed more than $11 million in grants to improve the quality of life in Washington County. For more information on the Community Foundation, please visit www.wccf.net.