One of the charter members of West Point Rescue remembered the volunteers he served with this week with a $2,500 donation.
Donald Luebbert presented the check last Wednesday night. The money was made possible by Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, and will help fund on-site and off-site training, and allow the squad to purchase new equipment.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like West Point Rescue, who are doing important work in their communities.
The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.
“I chose to direct the donation to the rescue squad because I used to serve with them, and they do a lot of good for the community,” Luebbert said. “I know they will strongly benefit from the donation.”
Luebbert was a charter member of West Point Rescue, serving from 1971 to 1991. He was the first member to put in 20 years of volunteer service.
Once an individual has put in 20 years they become an Honorary Member.
Rescue president Rick Wimer said the money will be used for items that fell outside this year’s budget, such as helmets and bunker gear.
Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states through Monsanto’s program.