South Dakota Farm Bureau Donation Brings Improvements to Emergency Response Efforts in Brown County

South Dakota Farm Bureau Donation Brings Improvements to Emergency Response Efforts in Brown County

Brown County will see improvements in Emergency Response equipment and training thanks to $10,000 of funding made possible by the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

The donation will be recognized on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Brown County Commission Meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Brown County Courthouse in Aberdeen. Following the formal recognition, equipment will be on hand to view and representatives from Brown County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Farm Bureau will be on hand to answer questions.

“The Brown County CERT program does a tremendous job of partnering with all first responders in our community to provide top-notch equipment and knowledge to help in emergency situations,” said Mike Elsen, Brown County Farm Bureau President. “Unfortunately this a service that only is seen when a bad situation happens. We feel this organization makes a big impact across all of Brown County and is deserving of the recognition of the Centennial Initiative Grant funds.”

Funding was made possible by a $5,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau combined with a $5,000 donation from the Brown County Farm Bureau. The Brown County project is one of many SDFB Centennial Community Initiative projects that have been announced this summer. The SDFB Centennial Community Initiative is a grant program for community projects that serve a need in a community, make a difference, have high visibility and reflect Farm Bureau’s mission and vision. SDFB is investing $100,000 in local communities for community Improvement projects during its centennial year in 2017.