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The Richmond Observer – Derby Fireside Division will get $5K grant from insurance coverage protection commissioner, Blue Cross Blue Defend NC

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DERBY — A Richmond County fireside part was a single of six within the area to get a try — and a test — from Insurance coverage insurance policies Commissioner Mike Causey on Tuesday.

Causey, who additionally serves as the purpose out fireplace marshal, supplied the Derby Volunteer Fireside Part with a try for $5,000.

In accordance to a press launch from Causey’s workplace, the grant funding is from a $500,000 contribution from Blue Cross Blue Defend NC to help firefighters within the state.

Half of that contribution is more likely to 50 fire departments all through the purpose out that get the least sum of money of funding from the regional governing administration and the remaining $250,000 is heading in the direction of psychological wellbeing coaching and therapy programs for firefighters, in accordance to a push launch.

“It’s an honor for me to personally be ready to present these $5,000 grant checks, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Defend NC,” Causey reported within the launch. “This income will assist these needy fire departments to improved safeguard their neighborhood. The coronavirus pandemic has launched an included problem to their fundraising initiatives.”

Causey additionally launched checks to the Gibson/Southwest, Stewartville and Springhill-Friendship fireplace departments in Scotland County and the Pekin and Uwharrie departments in Montgomery County.

That is the second take a look at the Derby Fireside Division, which presently has 27 volunteers, has gained this month.

Rep. Ben Moss, R-Richmond, was able to safe $10,000 for nearly each volunteer fire and rescue firm within the county within the level out funds. People checks had been offered Dec. 3.

This additionally wasn’t Causey’s 1st pay a go to to to Richmond County this yr.

In September, the commissioner was in Hamlet as a speaker for the thirtieth anniversary memorial supplier in recognition of the Imperial Meals fireside. Causey additionally supplied Calvin White, who skilled a short time in the past retired as chief of the Hamlet Fireplace Division, with a commemorative fireside assist coin.

Causey was elected as insurance coverage coverage commissioner quickly after defeating Richmond County native Wayne Goodwin in 2016 and as soon as once more in 2020.

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