Spencer Township Fire Dept. receives $2,500 for equipment through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

The Spencer Township Fire Department has received a donation that will help the department in purchasing new equipment. The fire department received the $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The donations are made available through the Monsanto Fund. Through the program, winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Rick Smith of Sand Lake has been selected as a winner in the program, and he designated the $2,500 to the fire department.

Grow Communities was created to benefit nonprofit community groups that are important to America’s farmers. For Smith, a farmer in Kent County, the opportunity to help grow his community became a reality when he was selected as a Grow Communities winner during the second annual program. He decided on the fire department because he appreciates the department’s work.

“They have a nice rescue unit and an excellent fire department,” Smith said.

In a ceremony held March 20 at the Spencer Township Hall, Smith got the chance to present the fire department with the $2,500 donation.

In 1,245 eligible counties, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local rural communities this year alone. In total, more than $91,000 has been donated to nonprofits in Michigan.

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