Commissioner Causey to present grant checks to two fire departments

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will distribute grant checks totaling $10,000 to two volunteer fire departments when he travels to Madison County on Wednesday, March 2.

The grants are the result of a $500,000 contribution made by Blue Cross Blue Shield NC to help firefighters in North Carolina. Half of the contribution will be distributed in $5,000 grants to the 50 North Carolina volunteer fire departments that received the least amount of funding from local governments. The remaining $250,000 will go toward mental health education and treatment programs for North Carolina firefighters.

“It is an honor for me to personally be able to present these $5,000 grant checks, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield NC,” Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, said. “This money will help these needy fire departments to better protect their community. The coronavirus pandemic has presented an added challenge to their fundraising efforts.”

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Wednesday, March 2:

9:30 a.m. – Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department
101 Forest Service Drive, Hot Springs, N.C. 28743
(Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant.)
10:30 a.m. – The Country Volunteer Fire Department
486 Church Road, Hot Springs, N.C. 28743
(Country Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant.)

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