A local fire department has a reason to celebrate.
“The Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department receives a generous donation from The James F.B. Peyton Foundation within the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation,” the department announced on social media.
Captain Jason Boone celebrated the award.
“Oh it’s great!,” said Captain. “It’s definitely for a good cause. It’ll be used for different things for the department – maintenance, personal protective equipment.”
Boone did not disclose the full grant amount.
The James F.B. Peyton Fund has funded several projects over the past years. According to the The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation website, the James F.B. Peyton Fund selects organizations that are “501(c)3 nonprofit organizations … or government entity (public school, city government, etc.), involve or benefit the citizens of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, [and that do not] discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.”
In addition to the Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department donation, the fund has also helped fund the remodeling of Carnegie Hall completed about three weeks ago and the recently announced recreational facility in White Sulphur Springs. For more information on those projects, see The West Virginia Daily News coverage online, with headlines “Carnegie Hall Announces Completed Upgrades With Ribbon Cutting” and “Recreational Facility Project Announced For Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park.”
“We greatly thank the foundation for the donation,” reads the social media post.
According to their social media, the department has already begun to plan next year’s Annual Music Bash, a major fundraiser concert held on the State Fair of West Virginia grounds.
|Fairlea Fire Department staff (l – r) Paco Grimmett, Jason Boone, Bruce Ramsey, James F.B. Peyton Fund manager Angus Peyton and Lewisburg Fire Chief Joseph Thomas.|