Michael Alberts, President and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, has announced the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded 37 grants totaling $33,973 to local emergency services providers.
“When it comes to the safety of our neighbors, we look to our emergency services providers,” said Alberts. “Every day, they dedicate their time and put their lives on the line to ensure the community receives the help they need.” The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is committed to supporting our local first responders and providing the financial support they need.”
Grants amounting to $8,873 were awarded to six local emergency services providers to help fund special projects. Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. received a $2,000 grant to purchase warning lights and a shatterproof windshield for the company’s new utility terrain vehicle (UTV). $1,500 grants were awarded to the East Killingly Fire Department to help fund a Fastlite fast rescue sled to assist the department’s Rapid Intervention Team, and the Mortlake Fire Co. & Ambulance Service in Brooklyn to finish funding their iPad program, which provides electronic aids on all rescue vehicles.
Recipients of $1,000 grants were the Jewett City Fire Department to partially fund an electric ventilation fan on their new fire truck and the Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan to help purchase a battery-operated positive-pressure fan. Earlier this year, the Plainfield Police Department received a $1,873 grant in honor of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary that was applied toward the installation of a new LED sign outside the department.
This year, the Foundation awarded $25,100 in annual support. The Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department received a grant of $1,100. Grants of $1,000 were also awarded to: Attawaugan Fire Department; Atwood Hose Fire Company; Dayville Fire Company; East Brooklyn Fire Department; East Killingly Fire Department; Griswold Volunteer Fire Company; Jewett City Fire Department; Killingly/Brooklyn Ambulance Corps.; Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department; Moosup Fire Department; Mortlake Fire Co. & Ambulance Service; Oneco Fire Company; Plainfield Fire Company No. 1, Inc.; Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.; and Williamsville Fire Engine Company in Rogers.
Annual support grants were also awarded to the American Legion Ambulance Fund in Moosup for $700 and the Lisbon Ambulance Service for $500. Grants of $600 were presented to: Central Village Fire Company; Danielson Fire Department; East Putnam Fire Department; Pawcatuck Fire Department; Poquetanuck Fire Department EMS in Preston; Preston City Volunteer Fire Department; Putnam EMS Ambulance Service; Putnam Fire Department; South Killingly Fire Department; Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Inc.; West Thompson Fire Department; Westerly Fire Department; and Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association.