HILLSBORO, North Dakota - Thanks to Tap That Bar, partner of the Aggie Foundation, a $5,000 donation to the HVFD was made in an effort to offset expenses and provide equipment/supplies for the organization.
Scott Olsen, a volunteer at HVFD, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to upgrade equipment.
“The Hillsboro Fire Department is very thankful to Tap That Bar and the Aggie Foundation for their continued support,” Scott said.
“The money that we receive from them helps us upgrade our existing equipment and purchase new equipment such as our new battery-operated jaws of life.”
This donation is for the HVFD to upgrade existing equipment, which helps their mission in providing first response for their community. So far, the Aggie Foundation has supported the HVFD by donating $14,500 to the organization.
The Aggie Foundation supports a broad spectrum of local organizations in fulfilling their missions in North Dakota.
“First response should always be a top priority,” said Terry Peterson, Aggie Foundation Board President. “Going to sleep knowing that our first responders are able to better provide for their communities is a relief for all of us.”
The HVFD has 25 volunteers and last year responded to 40 calls in and around Hillsboro.
The Aggie Foundation was established in 2012 by a group of friends from Velva, ND. The Foundation initially supported its mission of charitable giving via a modest, yearly scholarship provided to a Senior from Velva who excelled in Biology. They began to help raise funds for citizens in need, schools, youth sports, and local organizations or groups doing good things in Velva and the surrounding communities. Their expansion as a broad grant-provider and community partner allows them to support organizations across North Dakota working with community leaders to identify which organizations are in need of economic assistance.
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