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|Paynesville Press - December 8, 2004|
Gas company gives fire grant
CenterPoint Energy presented a $2,500 grant to the Paynesville Fire Department recently.|
The grant will go towards the purchase of equipment for the fire department, including a new jaws of life, a hydraulic support, and a new power unit. The total cost of the new equipment is $11,235.
Keith Hemmesch of CenterPoint Energy presents a $2,500 check to Paynesville Fire Chief Jim Freilinger. The grant will go towards the purchase of eqiupment - new jaws of life, a hydraulic support, and a power unit, costing $11,235 - for the fire department.
CenterPoint Energy is the state's largest natural gas distribution company, serving nearly 750,000 customers in 240 communities, including Paynesville. Starting in December, the company dropped the "Minnegasco" in its name for Minnesota to become just CenterPoint Energy.
CenterPoint Energy, headquartered in Houston, Tex., is a domestic energy company with electric transmission and distribution, natural gas sales and distribution, and power generation. It serves nearly five million customers in six states.
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