Starke, Florida, October 17, 2007
Baker County Emergency Responders Win $4,000 DuPont Community Fund Grant
Grants Will Fund Upgrades to Baker County Emergency Response Programs
The Baker County Commission had welcome news at their recent meeting, when they were presented with an award by representatives of the local DuPont site. Baker County was the winner of a $4,000 grant from the DuPont Community Fund. The winning grant application proposed funding upgrades to Baker County emergency response services. The funds will be allocated at the discretion of the Baker County Commission.
DuPont Florida Mine Safety, Health and Environmental Manager worked with Baker County Commissioner Alex Robinson to write and co-sponsor the grant application: Employee involvement and community leadership are critical parts of winning a DuPont Community Fund grant.
"Safety and protection is one of DuPont's most closely held values. We hope that this donation will contribute to Baker County's already very capable emergency response services," said Wright. "Contributing to safer communities is just one more way that DuPont is working to be a good neighbor in North Florida."
The DuPont Community Fund is a competitive grant-making program established to improve the quality of life and enhance the vitality of communities in which we operate. The DuPont Community Fund provides financial support to programs and organizations that address one or more of the three key components in community sustainability: social progress, economic success and environmental excellence.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.