Prentiss Fire Department receives CenterPoint Energy grant

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Prentiss Fire Department received a grant from CenterPoint Energy last week that will assist the department in purchasing equipment.

The Community Partnership Grant Program offers an opportunity for CenterPoint Energy to invest in the cities served. For over 145 years, CenterPoint has partnered with communities supporting the shared commitment to safety while delivering safe, reliable natural gas.

Since 2003, the program has awarded more than $2.3 million in donations and provided funding to support more than 1,000 projects in communities throughout CenterPoint Energy’s service area.

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Through the grant program, CenterPoint is able to help cities leverage local funds to purchase needed safety equipment or support safety projects that are important to the community.

“We are pleased to present the Prentiss Fire Department with a Community Partnership Grant for $2,500 that will be used to purchase safety-related equipment,” said CenterPoint Energy Manager Michael Wolfe. “Thank you for your efforts to make our community safer.”

According to Prentiss Fire Chief Wayne Bass, the funds will be used to purchase radios for the firemen.

“We appreciate this,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas. “This means a lot to a small department like ours.”