TVA Donates Funds for Inflatable Watercraft to Aid Water Rescues
November 29, 2010
OWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is donating $2,000 to the Bowling Green-Warren County Rescue Department to help purchase two inflatable watercraft, including engines and trailers, to aid water rescues.
“TVA supports the efforts of the department to help protect the residents of Warren County and surrounding areas,” TVA Valley Relations Manager Nancy Mitchell said.
During May flooding, the rescue squad responded to 57 water rescue calls in two days across Warren County.
“TVA’s funding is especially important because most of our budget is made up of donations,” Chief Andy Tucker said.
The rescue squad is an all-volunteer agency serving Warren County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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.
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