From: The Cabin
by Richard Duke
Citing the many local emergency responders following the oil spill in Maylower in March, ExxonMobil has donated $100,000 to the county.
Representatives from the company said they hoped the donation would be used toward emergency response equipment, infrastructure maintenance and emergency response training.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson said the contribution is part of a $300,000 total commitment that includes the City of Mayflower and the Mayflower Volunteer Fire Department.
“While such a donation can’t erase the unfortunate occurrence of the pipeline rupture, the monies can be used to further our preparedness for future disasters and I look forward to optimizing our County’s use of these funds,” Dodson said. “Greater preparedness saves lives, potentially the lives of our children, friends and family, and those of our citizens.” MORE