United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
BOYNE CITY RECEIVES $10,000 FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE
EAST LANSING, March 25, 2008 USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a $10,000 ceremonial grant check to Boyne City to help cover the cost of a new emergency vehicle.
USDA is pleased to partner with Boyne City to improve the emergency medical response for northern Michigan residents, said DeRossett. This is an investment in better public safety for the area.
The money was combined with $19,350 in local funds to purchase an Advanced Life Support emergency response vehicle that will serve 8,512 rural residents in Boyne City, Evangeline, Wilson, Hudson and Boyne Valley townships. The modified Ford Expedition will be on call round the clock and will provide EMS support to the area.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/.
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