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Patrick Rudd Projects Awards nearly $16,000 to Hopkins County First Responders

Thanks to collaborative efforts between the Patrick Rudd Project, the Travis Manion Foundation and 9/11 Heroes Run – Madisonville, as well as community donors, PRP awarded Everyday Heroes mini grants to ten Hopkins County First Responder departments totaling $15,641.

Everyday Heroes mini grants were awarded to the City of Earlington Fire Department, Grapevine Community Volunteer Fire Department, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, Madisonville Fire Department, Madisonville Police Department, Mortons Gap Volunteer Fire Department, Nortonville Southside Emergency Squad Two, Richland Volunteer Fire Department, St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department, and South Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department.  Each first responder agency requested funding for new equipment and/or training per grant requirements.  Eligibility requirements included assisting with the 2014 9/11 Heroes Run and using the grant funds for equipment and/or training to make first responders’ jobs safer.  Everyday Heroes mini grants also required a 50% match by the requesting department.

“Patrick was a true hero, and to continue his outstanding legacy, the Patrick Rudd Project was formed to honor our every day heroes right here at home,” said Whitney Wardrip of the Leadership Team.  The Project created the Everyday Heroes mini grants as a means to help local first responders bridge the budget gap for training and equipment purposes.  We felt this was a small, yet impactful way to give back to those in our local community who give so tirelessly of themselves.”