The Town of Sevastopol Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) received a $5,000 donation from Charles Stoeger last week. Stoeger, who farms in Sevastopol, won two $2,500 donations to give to a nonprofit of his choice through America's Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
From left to right: Cheryl Pfister, first responder; Mike Meyer, first responder; Susan Curvey, Monsanto; John Staveness, first responder and board supervisor; Charles Stoeger, winning farmer; Justin MacDonald, first responder crew chief; Tim Pfleiger, first responder. (Submitted photo).
EMR Crew Chief Justin MacDonald says the donation will go towards replacing 16 defibrillators in the town that will be outdated by 2015.
Each responder will be outfitted with a new defibrillator and one will be installed at the town hall. MacDonald and his crew are very grateful for Stoeger's donation and the donations they've received from town residents. The EMRs exceeded the halfway point to their $50,000 goal with Stoeger's donation.
MacDonald hopes to order the new defibrillators around mid-year.