Davidson Co. Fire Department buys new fire truck with loan
EnergyUnited provided a $360,000 interest-free loan to A-RC-H Fire & Rescue in Davidson County to fund the purchase of a new 1,250 gallon fire pump.
The loan was provided following a grant to EnergyUnited through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program.
“We are grateful to receive this funding from EnergyUnited,” said A-RC-H Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Kevin Hauser. “This new fire truck will benefit the residents and businesses of Arcadia, Reedy Creek and Hampton by improving the reliability of our services and our incident response capabilities.”
REDLG funds provided by USDA-Rural Development are used by cooperatives like EnergyUnited to help fund business start-up costs, business expansion projects, community development initiatives and more. This program contains two funding opportunities, known separately as the REDLoan program and REDGrant programs.
Under the REDGrant program, the USDA provides grant funds to telephone or electric cooperatives to establish a revolving loan fund. Loans are made from the fund to finance projects that support community development.
The project represents one of the ways EnergyUnited supports communities in its 19-county service area. While the cooperative is widely known for its community outreach programs that benefit students and teachers, other programs like REDLG are regularly used to support community development.
“The REDLG program is an important part of EnergyUnited’s community development strategy to build a better energy future,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “We are proud to support A-RC-H Fire & Rescue with this project and are excited to see the impact this new fire truck will have within the community.”
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