For Release: 09/01/2016
Grants awarded to First Responders by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Green Bay, WI - The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has awarded $50,000 to area first responders as part of the Foundation's safety grant opportunity. This is the third year the grant has been offered, and more than 60 area first response agencies applied for funding. Those selected to receive up to a $2,000 grant may use it to purchase equipment or for professional development, and should be part of a well-planned and integrated public safety initiative.
Media may want to contact the organizations to discuss their grant-winning projects.
Green Bay area – Green Bay Police Department, Greenleaf Volunteer Fire Department, Bellevue Fire Department, Friends of New Franken Fire Department, Ledgeview Fire Department, Kewaunee Police Department, Wrightstown Fire Department
Central WI area – Portage County Sheriff's Office, City of Wausau Fire Department, Ringle Fire Department, Town of Antigo Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Wausau Fire Department, Town of Hewitt Volunteer Fire Department, Rothschild Fire Department
Lakeshore area – Branch Fire and Rescue, Rockwood Fire Department, Kiel Fire and Rescue, Oshkosh Fire Department, Valders Ambulance and Fire
Northern area – Oconto Fire and Rescue, Pickerel Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Little River Fire Department, Pound Fire Department, Rhinelander Police Department, Rhinelander Fire Department, Woodruff Fire Department, Argonne Volunteer Fire Department, Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team
About the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is a private, charitable foundation funded by company shareholders and has no impact on electric and natural gas rates charged to customers. The foundation is now in its 52nd year of helping communities and organizations accomplish their goals of improving everyone's quality of life. Contributions are made in the following areas: arts and culture, community and neighborhood development, education, human services and health, and environment.
For More Information, Contact:
- Karmen Lemke
Administrator – Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
- Lynn Kroll
Green Bay and Door County
- Jenny Short
Marinette, Menominee, Crivitz, Wabeno, Wausaukee
- Leah Van Zile
Rhinelander, Tomahawk, Minocqua, Eagle River
- Kelly Zagrzebski
Wausau, Merrill, Stevens Point, Antigo
- Dallas Bennett
Oshkosh, Chilton, Sheboygan, Kewanee, Manitowoc
- Media Hotline 800-977-2250