Walnut Grove Fire Department announced it received a grant for $1000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to purchase Firefighter PPE which consist of helmets, boots, structural firefighting coat and bunker pants.

“Firefighter safety is something I do not take lightly, this grant allows us to purchase updated critical PPE safety equipment” – Fire Chief Andrew Foster.

This grant will not only provide support to our organization, but also the community we serve by  being able to have the latest technology in firefighter protective gear,  therefore allowing Walnut Grove Fire Department to continue to provide our community the fire service it deserves.

“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs that help combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”

In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $14 million to over 3,200 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $79 million. 

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