NEW Cooperative Supports Whittemore Fire Department


(L to R): Ron Hutchison, NEW Cooperative Whittemore Location Manager, presents Eric Goodman, Whittemore Fire Chief, with a donation to towards the department’s purchase of a new tanker truck.

The Whittemore Fire Department recently received a contribution from the NEW Cooperative Foundation totaling $2,500. The funds will be put towards the department’s recent purchase of a new tanker trunk. NEW Cooperative also presented an additional $2500 in matching funds from the CHS, Inc. Seeds for Stewardship program.

“The new tanker truck provides an additional 2,000 gallons of water our fleet can take to a fire,” said Eric Goodman, Whittemore Fire Chief. “In the past, we had to page other departments seeking mutual aid to provide enough water to fight a fire. Also, the new truck has the capability to serve as a pumper truck, providing us more flexibility and safeguards in the event of an equipment breakdown.”

“NEW Cooperative is happy to assist help the purchase of this new tanker truck,” stated NEW Cooperative Foundation Director, Gary Moritz. “We are happy to lend a helping hand in their fundraising efforts by giving $2,500 contribution from our foundation and $2,500 in matching funds from CHS, Inc.”

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 8,000 members throughout their 60 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.

About CHS, Inc.

CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States. CHS drives sustainable growth for their owners and customers with a strong, efficient supply chain, access to global markets, and exceptional products and services. CHS invests in programs that strengthen hometown communities and develop future generations of ag leaders through community giving and the CHS Foundation. These initiatives support CHS sustainability efforts and long-term focus on people and rural communities.

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