Cargill Eddyville Cares Council donates $21,000 to Centerville Fire Dept.

Pictured left to right are Centerville Firefighters Vern Milburn, Mike Lennie (Cargill employee), Ryan Moore, and Mike Bogle. Representing the Cargill Cares Council are Molly Bruns, Doug Tieden, and Melissa Witt.

The Cargill Eddyville Cares Council has donated more than $21,000 to the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. The money will be used to ensure every firefighter is equipped with a radio when on a call.

“At Cargill, safety is our top priority, at our facilities, at home and in our communities,” said James Pumphrey, Cargill Eddyville Cares Council Chair. “We are proud to make this donation and help provide the tools these brave men and women need to be safe at all times.”

Currently, the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department has a variety of radios and not enough for all personnel. The $21,268 donation will allow for the purchase of new radios and updates to outdated radios, all capable of communicating with other fire departments in a six-county area.

Some members of the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department are employees at the Cargill facility in Eddyville. The Cargill Eddyville Cares Council donates more than $300,000 and more than 9,000 hours annually to local organizations, non-profits and agencies.

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