NEW Cooperative Foundation Donates to the Red Oak Fire Department


NEW Cooperative Foundation Donates to the Red Oak Fire Department

The Red Oak Fire Department recently received a donation from the NEW Cooperative Foundation. The $7,000 donation will be put towards the department’s recent purchase of a wildland/grass truck. Land O’ Lakes provided $2,500 of the donation in matching funds.

“The new wildland/grass truck will be able to fight grass and fields fires in remote locations when the larger rescue vehicles are unable to respond,” said John Bruce, Red Oak Fire Chief. “Replacing our current truck will allow us to transport our firefighters safely, along with being able to use it in inclement weather and carry more of our safety equipment.”

“NEW Cooperative is proud to support our local fire departments. The new wildland/grassland truck will be beneficial to providing protection for our members, customers, and the community in battling land fires.” said NEW Cooperative Foundation Director, Gary Moritz. “All of us at NEW Cooperative appreciate our local Fire Department’s dedication and service to our communities.

About NEW Cooperative, Inc. and the NEW Cooperative Foundation 

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to 12,000 members throughout their 80 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

From left to right: BreeAnn Fisher NEW Cooperative Accountant, Cheryl Hogberg with NEW Cooperative Red Oak Location, Holly Reicks, NEW Cooperative Communications Specialist, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Foundation Director, John Bruce, Red Oak Fire Chief, and Brian Hammen, Montgomery County Emergency Management.

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