TVA Donates Funds to Loretto Fire Department
June 6, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated $2,000 to the Loretto Fire Department to help purchase a new fire hose.
The funds will be used to equip the fire department with a 5-inch diameter hose, larger than the ones they currently use, that can supply more water at the scene of a fire.
“TVA believes in supporting requests that address specific needs like public safety and education, and which positively impact the communities we serve,” said Penny Judd, TVA Community Relations manager. “This project does that by directly responding to a safety concern in the area.”
Loretto Fire Department serves the city of Loretto and provides assistance to other areas of Lawrence County in southern Middle Tennessee along the Alabama border.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Scott Brooks, (865) 632-8031
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000