Fort Scott Fire Department passes grant to Care to Share/Sharing Bucket

By Loretta George
Fort Scott Tribune – April 12, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – April 24, 2014

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One step in a ripple of giving took place Wednesday when a business gave a donation to the Fort Scott Fire Department.

In turn, the fire department gave the money to Care to Share/Sharing Bucket, which will use the money to help cancer survivors.

Care to Share/Sharing Bucket is the recipient of a $100 donation, which was given by Modern Woodmen of America to the fire department.

In the fall, Modern Woodmen of American honored FSFD personnel for their countless hours of service to the community. The award was part of the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Heroes Program.

On Wednesday, Modern Woodmen representatives JoLynne Stainbrook and Scott Gander presented the FSFD with a certificate and a $100 grant to Care to Share/Sharing Bucket, the charitable organization of the department’s choice.

“This award was given for the service (the fire department) did after the hail storm last year,” Stainbrook said.

“They put in a lot of extra hours,” Gander said.

The fire department chose Care to Share/Sharing Bucket to donate their award money to because one of their own had been helped by the non-profit organization that helps cancer survivors, their caregivers and families.

“I had gone through two thyroid cancer surgeries,” Firefighter Daren Hutchinson said. “They’d been really good to me and helped me buy gas when I was going to Kansas City four times a week. Some weeks it would be $200 a week for gas,” he said.

Modern Woodman of America has other fraternal programs, such as planting trees for area entities, Stainbrook said.

“Last year we planted trees on Skubitz Plaza,” she said.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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