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Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awards over $26K to local emergency services providers

Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, announced today that the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded 39 grants totaling $26,320 to providers of emergency services in communities served by the Bank.

“We are extremely proud to be able to help protect lives and property in the communities we serve,” said Merchant. “The Foundation grants are one way of thanking the emergency services staff members and volunteers who put their lives on the line for us every single day.”

A total of $11,120 in Foundation grants of varying amounts was designated for special projects, primarily for the purchase of new, replacement, or updated equipment and supplies by Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Inc., Canterbury Volunteer Fire Dept. & Ambulance, Atwood Hose Fire Company, Plainfield Fire Company #1, Danielson Fire Department, Central Village Fire Company #1, American Legion Ambulance Fund, Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company Inc. #1, A. A. Young Jr. Hose and Ladder Company #1, South Killingly Fire Department, East Brooklyn Fire Department, and Griswold Volunteer Fire Company.

Other projects supported with the grants include ongoing firefighting, medical, and water rescue training for the Oneco Fire Company, a plan to purchase and install residential house numbers by the Muddy Brook Fire Department, and a program to provide residential smoke and carbon monoxide detectors by the Mortlake Fire Company & Ambulance Service.

Annual Support
Additional annual support grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,100 were awarded to 24 emergency services providers including A. A. Young Jr. Hose and Ladder Company #1, American Legion Ambulance Fund, Attawaugan Fire Department, Atwood Hose Fire Company, Canterbury Volunteer Fire Dept. & Ambulance, Central Village Fire Company #1, Danielson Fire Department, Dayville Fire Company, East Brooklyn Fire Department, East Killingly Fire Department, Griswold Volunteer Fire Company, and Killingly/Brooklyn Ambulance Corps.

Similar grants were awarded to Lisbon Ambulance Service, Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, Moosup Fire Department, Mortlake Fire Company & Ambulance Service, Oneco Fire Company, Plainfield Fire Company #1, Poquetanuck Volunteer Fire Department, Preston City Volunteer Fire Department, South Killingly Fire Department, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Inc., Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company Inc. #1, and Williamsville Fire Engine Company.

Members of the A. A. Young Jr. Hose and Ladder Company #1