The volunteer fire departments serving the Anahuac, Kenefick and Liberty areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company.
$80,000 Distributed in Texas Today
PORT ARTHUR, Texas – The volunteer fire departments serving the Anahuac, Kenefick and Liberty areas have received a $1,500 donation from Koch Pipeline Company. These departments were one of 36 Texas volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations to receive a check during the holiday week.
State-wide, employees of Koch companies, including Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, L.P., Optimized Process Designs and Matador Ranch delivered checks worth more than $80,000 to 36 organizations. The checks ranged from $500 to $25,000.
“Summer is a critical season for volunteer fire services and emergency responders, especially here in Southeast Texas where we have very hot and dry conditions. We recognize that it’s vital these departments be equipped to handle emergencies,” said Scott Hearn, operations manager for Koch Pipeline Company. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work.”
In recent years, Koch companies nationwide have contributed more than $1 million, including plans for grants totaling more than $200,000 in 2012, to support volunteer fire departments and local emergency responders in communities where the companies own or operate manufacturing facilities, mills, pipelines and ranches.
According to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association, there are 30,000 volunteer firefighters in Texas. Of the 1,919 fire departments in the state 1,490 of them are volunteer departments.