CHS donates $10,000 to Franklin County Fire District #1

Through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, Franklin County Fire District #1 is receiving $10,000 for firehouse improvement and repair.

“The CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant provides funds to replace an older overhead door on our maintenance building,” says Eric Mauseth, fire chief, Franklin County Fire District #1. “This funding allows us to reallocate operating dollars from our budget to safety items such as personal protective equipment and improvements on fire trucks.”

The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program was designed to support worthwhile organizations and projects that are focused on safety and ag education. The funds like those being donated by CHS SunBasin Growers are part of the CHS commitment to empower a safer, stronger rural America through financial support that goes directly back into communities where CHS owners and employees work, live and do business. 

“The Franklin County Fire District #1 handles all emergency calls and provides protection to two of our locations,” says Tyson Chick, general manager, CHS SunBasin Growers. “We are happy to give back to an organization that provides safety for our employees and local communities.”

With the help of the Seeds for Stewardship grant funds, Franklin County Fire District #1 will replace an aging overhead door and install heat in their firehouse. Heating the building will allow water to remain in fire trucks rather than emptying and refilling each time the truck leaves on a call.

Since 2017, CHS has donated more than $1.84 million in funds through CHS Seeds for Stewardship.

The CHS ag retail locations managed out of Quincy, Wash. deliver agronomy, energy and grain products and services to Central Washington ag producers and other customers from thirteen locations. They are part of CHS Inc., ( a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

CHS SunBasin Growers producer board and staff present check to Fire Chief Eric Mauseth. Pictured front row l-r: Tyson Chick, general manager, CHS SunBasin Growers, Fire Chief Eric Mauseth; back row l-r: Charlene Smith, Farrah Wardenaar, Debbie Kulm, Steve Kennedy, Andrew Schafer, Ben Hesse, and Brent Bair, all of CHS SunBasin Growers

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