Hy-Vee donates $50,000 to Chariton Volunteer Fire Department

Hy-Vee presented a $50,000 donation to the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department on Jan. 14. Pictured left to right are Gary Shutt, Kevin Bingham, Matt Richmond, Shawna Savage, Steve Davis, Matt Beenblossom, Logan McGee and Jamie Aulwes.

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced that the Hy-Vee Chariton Distribution Center recently donated $50,000 to the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department. The donation is part of Hy-Vee’s commitment to employees of the distribution center and the local Chariton community.

The $50,000 donation was awarded to the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department to supplement the total cost of the department’s ladder truck, purchased in 2018. In addition to serving as a trained volunteer organization, Chariton’s volunteer firefighters sponsor a variety of community outreach events each year, including conventions, banquets and open houses. Likewise, many fire department volunteers are employed by the Hy-Vee Chariton Distribution Center and assist with warehouse operations.

Hy-Vee believes a well-equipped fire department is an essential pillar of every community. The Hy-Vee Chariton Distribution Center’s donation to the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department is just one way the company continues to foster community growth, safety, and success.