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Vectren Foundation awards grant to GFD

Friday, March 19, 2010

On hand to receive a $1,729.75 donation from Troy Carson, area supervisor for Vectren in Greencastle and Terre Haute is Christy Glass, Greencastle Fire Department firefighter and fire prevention officer.
On March 11, firefighter and Fire Prevention Officer Christy Glass and Fire Chief Bill Newgent of the Greencastle Fire Department and President Louis J.Fontaine of the Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department received $1,729.75 from Vectren Foundation Grant.

The Vectren Foundation Grant has helped to fund the C.I.N.O.S.E (Children In Need Of Safety Education) program for 2010.

The nature of the C.I.N.O.S.E. program is to give children and parents better education of fire prevention, safety, juvenile fire setting, and property conservation thru the educational materials needed to continue the C.I.N.O.S.E. program.

The C.I.N.O.S.E. program provides a detailed curriculum as well as hands on training for the students and parents.

In return, the C.I.N.O.S.E. program will benefit the community by fewer to no juvenile fire setters, little to no property loss, injuries, or life loss, and a decreased number in insurance claims and rates.

Through the Vectren Foundation, they help improve the quality of life in communities that they serve by sharing their time through volunteer efforts, their expertise through leadership and their financial support through grants to charitable organizations.

"On behalf of the Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department and the members of the Greencastle Fire Department, we are extending our gratitude for awarding $1,729.75 from the Vectren Foundation Grant to help fund the C.I.N.O.S.E program for 2010," said Glass.

The Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department organization was formed in the spring of 2001 and is comprised of people in the community who want to increase awareness of the Fire Department.

Members of the Friends include the city's mayor, clerk, treasurer, a minister, the president of DePauw University and other community leaders and business people.

"Our mission is fire prevention and education and we've raised awareness of the Fire Department in the community," Glass said.

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