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.