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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America


Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston Ambulance Director Ryan Throckmorton (center) shows AgStar representatives Eric Ruen, Asst. Vice President Financial Services, and Tyler Stehr, Financial Services Associate, the new portable carbon monoxide oximeter that was purchased with the support of AgStar Fund in Rural America grant program. Photo by Jason Sethre

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program.

Preston Emergency Service is using the grant money to purchase a portable carbon monoxide oximeter. This will allow staff to monitor the volunteer fire department during fire rehab or patients during carbon dioxide poisoning.

The mission of this program is to support rural areas in AgStar’s service area by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue or ambulance departments. Rural volunteer emergency response departments in AgStar’s 69-county service area are eligible to apply for a grant up to $2,500 if it has not received a grant in the last two years.

“When it comes to emergency services, many rural departments are lacking up-to-date equipment and gear due to budget restraints. This not only impacts the safety of the crews, but of the communities as well,” stated John Monson, Chair of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “Offering these grants is our way of thanking and supporting the people who serve and protect us in our rural communities.”

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America.

About AgStar:

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit www.AgStar.com for more information.

Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD receives dividend from Minnesota counties intergovernmental trust

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. – The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently received a dividend check in the amount of $4,959.00 from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). MCIT is a member service organization that provides 81 ..... 
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Fillmore County Advocates are awarded grant

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Fillmore County Advocates. Fillmore County Advocates is a non-profit victim services agency that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sex ..... 
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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the ..... 
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Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Relay for Life team hosting spring shopping spree

Thu, Feb 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The “Major Heroes” Relay for Life Team will be hosting a fundraising event for area community members on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shopping spree will be at the Fillmore Central Middle School gym in Preston, with ..... 
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F&M Community Bank supports the Chatfield community

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

F & M Community Bank recently made several donations to help support the Chatfield community. The organizations receiving support were: •Chatfield EDA - $500 to be applied to their contract with Community and Economic Development Associates ..... 
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