Moore Creek Rural Fire Brigade will now be able to purchase three new GPS systems after taking out the #GreaterNewEngland funding round for June.
For winning this month’s community vote, The Moore Creek Rural Fire Brigade will receive $3,000 that will enable them to purchase three new Ipads with integrated GPS units for each of the stations fire trucks ensuring they can attend to emergency calls with more efficiency.
“With such a huge boundary area, our call outs cover a large geographical area, which up until now our team have had to use their knowledge of the region to get to emergencies as quickly as possible,” said Moore Creek Rural Fire Brigade Captain, Robert Gill.
“Thanks to this funding from Greater Bank, we now have the financial means to purchase iPads with integrated GPS systems for each of our three fire trucks. This will make a big difference to the effectiveness of our teams being able to respond to emergency calls as quickly as possible.”
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is excited to see the program continue to provide such deserving community groups with much needed funding that helps make a difference to the local region.
“It’s wonderful to see such a deserving volunteer-based group such as the Rural Fire Service receive much needed equipment that in turn, benefits the local community,” said Ms Smith.
“The program this month again demonstrates the wide range of purposes for which the funding can be used. In the case of Moore Creek Rural Fire Brigade, being able to buy specialist equipment that will improve the response time and efficiency of its service to the community is right at the heart of Greater Bank’s philosophy of supporting the people that support us. | Jennifer Smith, Regional Manager
Both runners-up for the June round, Gunnedah Baptist Community Pre-school and Gunnedah Bulldogs ARFC, will also each receive a $1,000 grant.
The #GreaterNewEngland program continues in July, with voting open now and closing on Wednesday, 31 July. Vying for their share in $5,000 will be Tamworth Cycle Club, Plains of Plenty and North Companions.
To submit your vote either go online to greater.com.au/greaternewengland or visit any Greater Bank branch. Collectively the effort you make to vote will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the community.
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaternewengland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.