4-County Foundation Makes Awards

Columbus, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) – The 4-County Foundation Board met Feb. 8 and made several awards to area groups including volunteer fire departments and two area law enforcement agencies.

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office received $8,748 for the purchase of body cameras and support equipment for ten deputies.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Reserves were awarded $4,800 for tasers for support officers.

The Oktibbeha County Emergency Services, which oversees volunteer fire departments in the county was awarded $4,575 to make upgrades to several fire department buildings to allow generators to be hooked to them.

Oak Hill Academy in West Pont will get $5,000 to help purchase iPads for the middle school there.

Golden Triangle World Changers, a group that brings in volunteers to rehabilitate houses of elderly, handicapped and low income people was awarded $9,900 for projects involving 18 4-County members at an average of $550 per project.

“This program is all about helping communities and people,” said 4-County Foundation President Kathy Howell of Columbus. “And it is all made possible through the generosity of our members who participate.”

It’s a great program says Deanie Graves, Foundation secretary/treasurer.

“It’s a chance to support all the groups that play a big role in improving the quality of life for all 4-County members. And it’s a chance to help individual members who have suffered a catastrophic emergency such as fire, storm damage or major illness”, said Graves.

The awards will be presented to the groups at the Foundation’s next meeting April 18.

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