The Cole County Fire Protection District has received a $3,000 donation from a Country Financial® Supports Local Fire Department with Equipment Funding Through Operation Helping Heroes donation. Country Financial Representative Patrick Prenger and Richie Conley were pleased to announce Cole County Fire Protection District as the 2019 recipient of $3,000, through a Country Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation. Patrick and Richie presented the donation to Cole County on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the administration building at 5206 Monticello Road. The funds will assist with the purchase of specialized extrication gloves when gaining access to a patient who are trapped in a vehicle while using the jaws of life.
The Cole County Fire Protection District wishes to say, “Thank You to Country Financial for the generous donation to help our fellow citizens in their time of need.”
“Our volunteer firefighters go above and beyond, serving others selflessly and providing an invaluable service to our community,” said Patrick. “Country Financial is proud to support our first responders, active duty military and veterans through Operation Helping Heroes donations in the communities we serve.”
Country Financial initiated Operation Helping Heroes in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active duty service members, veterans and their families. More recently, Operation Helping Heroes expanded to provide support for emergency first responders. In 2019, Country Financial and its representatives have already provided more than $300,000 in donations to first responders and service members.