Trish Bennett, Editor
CIRCLEVILLE – Box65, the scene support unit for area fire departments, received one of its largest monetary donations to date last week from Swift Transportation.
The $2,000 check was presented during Berger Health System’s Touch-A-Truck event held June 2 at Berger Hospital.
Chris Ackison, a local resident and employee of Swift Transportation, requested the donation for Box65 through the community grants committee for Swift Charities, which approved the grant citing the vital services performed by the all-volunteer scene support unit.
“We are grateful for your many efforts to serve those in need and wish you and your organization every success with your programs and their outcome,” said Rosemary Farmer, grant specialist for Swift Charities, in a letter accompanying the donation check.
As a Circleville resident, Ackison said he approached the charitable committee of his employer for the donation because he believes in Box65’s mission and wanted to help support the local organization.
“I get tired of seeing money going to big organizations,” Ackison said. “Maybe this will boost some other big companies to start donating here in Circleville.”
Mark Adkins, a member of Box65, said the donation from Swift Charities will be placed in the general fund to be used for equipment and supplies.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal