PHOTO: Loos Director of Corporate Marketing Robert Davis, PVFD Chief Brett Sheldon and Loos Director of Manufacturing Jason Kumnick celebrate a recent Loos & Co. donation.
Volunteer Fire Department Benefits From Loos & Co. Donation
Since May, Pomfret’s Loos & Co., Inc. has donated close to $5,000 as part of its continuing philanthropic mission. The most recent recipient is the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department, which received $500 from its neighbors.
Fire Department Chief Brett Sheldon said the department is very appreciative of the company donation.
“Loos and the fire department have always had a good working relationship,” Sheldon said. “From Loos’ staff volunteering with the department to the company property serving as a potential emergency response site, the relationship has always been positive.”
This donation is one of many made by Loos this summer to support the efforts of area organizations.
“We’re making connections within our local community,” said Loos Director of Manufacturing Jason Kumnick. “The health and wellness of our neighbors matter to us, so we’re providing support and outreach wherever we can.”
Total donations made this summer are approaching $5,000. Donations were recently given to the Danielson United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Pomfret Community/Senior Center, the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry, the Norwich St. Vincent de Paul Place, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Northeast Women & Girls Fund, the Willimantic Covenant Soup Kitchen and the Northeast District Department of Health.
The volunteer fire department is funded through the town’s taxpayer base. Every once and a while, however, the department has expenses they prefer not to use taxpayer funds for, like award banquets or flowers for the family of a fallen member. Sheldon said the donation will be used for those incidentals within the department.
“Because of donations like this, we’re able to do more for the team and, ultimately, more for the town,” Sheldon said.
According to Sheldon, the department currently has around 30 volunteers. He said the department is always interested in recruiting new volunteers, and that volunteers do not need to reside in Pomfret.
More information about the fire department is available at pomfretct.gov/fire-district or on the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/PomfretFireDepartment/.
More information about Loos is available at www.loosco.com.