Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thank You Great Lakes Bank!

Great Lakes Bank

Photo:  Standing left to Right; Fire Chief, Terry Vrshek; Deputy Fire Chief, Jim Klinker; Director John Rita at the podium; Betty Nagle, Joe DiNovo; Alderman Candace Carr; Jacquelyn Callham, VP Great Lakes Bank; Greg Lochow, Chamber of Commerce Director; Ron Shropshire, President Great Lakes Bank and Mayor Domingo Vargas.

Great Lakes Bank President, Ron Shropshire presented a check to Mayor Domingo Vargas for $12,000 to for the Blue Island Fireman’s Radio Grant Fund at our City of Blue Island August 27th City Council meeting.  The Blue Island Fire Department was awarded a FEMA grant for more than $200,000 to purchase new telecommunication gear to enhance firefighter safety and effectiveness!  This grant required Blue Island to match a portion of the amount awarded.  Community-minded Great Lakes Bank generously pledged to match the donations raised dollar for dollar up to $12,000!  Through private donations, a Blue Island Chamber of Commerce fundraiser at Double Play Saloon and the generous donation match by Great Lakes Bank, the new telecommunications radios have now been purchased.  A big thank to all those involved.