The Lennox Fire Department received a grant in the amount of $2,500 from the Lennox Area Community Foundation.
The funds will go to purchase new bunker gear for the new members on the department.
“Bunker gear is the gear we wear when we go into fires. Each member has their own because each person is different. We need to make sure we have the right size so all parts of our body are covered when we go into a fire,” said Fire Chief, Micah Strasser. “We are in need of three sets this year. Each set cost around $4,000 to $5,000”
LACF’s 2023 grants have been awarded to 12 recipients, they include: Lennox Historical Society, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Lincoln County 4H, Love, Inc., Worthing Fire Department, Chancellor Fire Department, Lennox Library, Junior Achievement, Petal Pals, Lennox Ambulance, Lennox Historical Society, and Lennox Fire Department.
The LACF is a charitable endowment working to strengthen the vibrancy of the Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing communities.
Thanks to the support of generous donors and through the power of endorsement, the LACF has awarded hundreds of meaningful grants to nonprofits and causes throughout the Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing areas since 2004. To make a donation visit lennoxareacommunityfund.org.
Every gift, large or small, helps to increase the fund balance and allows the LACF to continue to give grants to local organizations like the Worthing Fire Department. Grant applications are due every year at the beginning of August. Organizations in Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing are encouraged to submit applications by that deadline.
Watch upcoming issue of The Lennox Independent for more grant recipients.
Pictured above, from left to right, Fireman Brock Hoogestraat, LACF Representative Brian Zirpel, Fire Chief Micah Strasser and Fireman Mike Fodness.