Heuvelton farmer wins $2,500 to help fire department with cost of new off-road utility vehicle
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 2:04 pm

From left, Grace Hite from Monsanto and Heuvelton farmer Daniel Chambers, present a check to Heuvelton Fire Chief Mark Basford and Nick Friot, second assistant fire chief.From left, Grace Hite from Monsanto and Heuvelton farmer Daniel Chambers, present a check to Heuvelton Fire Chief Mark Basford and Nick Friot, second assistant fire chief.

HEUVELTON – A Heuvelton-area farmer has scored a $2,500 award to help the fire department with the cost of a new off-road utility vehicle for emergencies that take place in areas not easily accessible by fire truck or ambulance.

Daniel Chambers made the winning application, noting there was a need by the Heuvelton Volunteer Fire Department.

Monsanto Company fund Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.

“The fire department does great things for our community,” Chambers said. “I try to support them any way that I can.”

“Right now, we are unable to respond to emergencies that aren’t accessible by truck, so we have to wait for another fire to department to arrive,” said Fire Chief Mark Basford. “Having an off-road vehicle of our own will improve response times immensely.”

In a ceremony March 10 at the fire department, Chambers got the chance to present the department with the $2,500 donation.

Farmers in 1,245 eligible counties have the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organizations through the Monsanto Fund.

More info: Monsanto Fund, www.monsantofund.org.