MANY, La- The Town of Many recently applied for and received a grant from State Farm Insurance Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants. The Many Police Department needed new protective equipment and a grant was written to help pay for items that would protect officers on a day-to-day basis.
Newly appointed Police Chief Cheryl Wooley was delighted when she received the news that the grant was funded for $5,000. “I am pleased and excited to know that we were beneficiaries of this grant. We are in the process of updating our equipment and technology to make our police department state-of-the-art.”
The Chief and the grant writer for the Town of Many are working closely together with Mayor Ken Freeman on identifying needs, costs, and grant opportunities for the police department and the Town of Many.
“Protection of our Police Department is upmost in the minds of our Chief and City Council members and in my mind and we will continue to fund, update, and make improvements in any items that will protect our police officers as they protect us,” stated Mayor Ken Freeman.
The Town of Many also thanks our local State Farm Agents, Andy Payne and Buddy Wood for their input about grants offered by their Company.
The new gear can be seen pictured above with Mayor Ken Freeman, local State Farm Agents Andy Payne and BuddyWood, Chief Cheryl Wooley and Officer Matthew Cook displaying new protective gear that was purchased from a grant received from the charitable arm of State Farm Insurance Company.