Beaver Creek/Cottonwood Rural Fire District awarded Rural Community Grant

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President of the Beaver Creek/Cottonwood Rural Fire District Gregg Maxwell (left) holds up a giant check representing a $1,500 grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services. Northwest FCS Relationship Manager Sharla Lalum (center) and President of the Beaver Creek Ladies Club Sarah Springer assist.           Photo courtesy of Northwest Farm Credit Services 

Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded Beaver Creek/Cottonwood Rural Fire District in Moore a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant.

 “We greatly appreciate the grant. It will help very much with the ongoing repairs to the community fire hall that the Beaver Creek Ladies are using to redo over 100 road signs as a community service,” said Jackie Olsen. “The Beaver Creek Ladies’ Club and the Beaver Creek Cottonwood Rural Fire district have raised money to replace the old siding of the fire hall. When all the repairs are done we will be able again to hold functions for everyone.”

Northwest FCS is committed to helping rural communities succeed. During the first two rural grant cycles of 2016, more than $191,000 was awarded. Since the program’s inception in 2007, the company has presented 587 rural grants totaling more than $1,138,050.

The next rural grant deadline is Oct. 1. If you think your rural project may be eligible for a grant, visit for more information and an application.

Northwest FCS is a $10.6 billion financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. For more information, go to



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