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Mid-South RC&D awards much needed grants 

Butler County schools, along with the City of Greenville Fire Department, recently received grant money for much-needed supplies and equipment thanks to the Mid-South RC&D.

The Butler County Conservation District purchased 2,325 clip-on bottles of hand sanitizers for students in Butler county currently in grade five through 12 with the $4,000 grant money awarded from Mid-South RC&D.

The $8,600 grant received by the Greenville Fire Department will allow them to purchase five sets of new turnout gear. This will keep them safer as they fight fires in the community.

“We were very happy to receive the grant,” Greenville Fire Chief Tim Warrick said. “ We knew we were getting the grant in December, but weren’t able to get the gear until a few weeks ago. Our turnout gear is replaced either every ten years or when the equipment is damaged. This grant allowed us to purchase better gear that will keep us safer and allow us to do our jobs better.”

Thanks to their contributions, Midsouth RC&D will ensure the quality of life of the community and students continues to improve.

For more information on RC&D, please visit https://alabamarcd.org.