COUNTRY Financial is pleased to announce Grand Lake Fire Protection District (GLFPD) as a recipient of a COUNTRY Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation. Members of COUNTRY Financial’s South Denver agency, Mary Leeds and Kyle Mraz recently presented a $1,500 donation to the district which will use the funds to support the GLFPD Firefighter Fitness Program.
“Emergency services are designed to be reactive. Financially this is very expensive, and it can become very difficult to fund proactive programs such as firefighter fitness programs,” said Grand Lake Fire Protection District Fire Chief Seth St. Germain. “Firefighter fitness and physical health is paramount to any agency's ability to serve as emergency responders successfully and professionally to the community and its visitors. The physical, mental, and emotional demands of the emergency response professionals is very high. Community and public donations like this that help fund all aspects of firefighter fitness and wellness are absolutely amazing! As a Chief Officer, it is difficult to find words to express my gratitude and appreciation for these kindnesses.”
Members of COUNTRY Financial and Grand Lake firefighters.
A program from COUNTRY Financial called Operation Helping Heroes helped make this happen. Through the program, COUNTRY Financial representatives can identify heroes in their communities and do something personal to give back.
COUNTRY Financial has donated more than $4 million since 2020 to organizations and programs that support teachers, first responders, active-duty service members and veterans, supporting the company’s vision to “enrich lives in the communities we serve.” The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Later, the program expanded to include first responders and teachers.
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