Hilger Rural Fire District awarded rural community grant

Pictured left to right: Board President Lyle Shammel holding the check, Tim Berg, Dena Bolton, Chris Sramek, Richard Hassler and Will Van Haur.

Photo courtesy of Deb Strohmaier

Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to award Hilger Rural Fire District in Hilger, Montana, a $3,000 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant.

“The Hilger Rural Fire District sincerely thanks Northwest Farm Credit Services for the Rural Community Grant,” said Lyle Shammel, board president. “The grant will be used to help purchase a new fire truck for our department to replace a much older truck. Our department strives to provide quick and reliable fire and emergency service response in our district. This grant will help us to be more effective in our mission. We are very appreciative of your support.”

Northwest FCS is committed to helping rural communities succeed. In 2017, Northwest Farm Credit Services committed over $250,000 to 171 projects in rural communities across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Since the program’s inception in 2007, it has awarded 805 grants totaling more than $1.46 million.

The next rural grant deadline is June 1. If you think your rural project may be eligible for a grant, visit northwestfcs.com/Stewardship/Rural-Communities for more information and an application.

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