Frazee man makes $750 donation to Perham Fire Department
COUNTRY Financial Representative Albert Doll is supporting the Perham Fire Department with a $750 donation. The donation will be used to purchase personal protective equipment such as Turnout and Wildland gear, hoods, gloves and boots.
The Perham Fire Department recently received a $750 donation from Country Financial Representative Albert Doll of Frazee through Country's Operation Helping Heroes program on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 4. The donation will be used to purchase personal protective equipment such as Turnout and Wildland gear, hoods, gloves and boots.
Doll said he wanted to give back to first responders. He chose the Perham Fire Department to be a recipient of this program to help fund for anything the city doesn't budget for.
The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support nonprofit events and programs that benefit active duty service members, veterans and their families.
"I understand the need for additional funding to help the communities in which I serve, and COUNTRY’s Operation Helping Heroes program is a way to give back to our community in the most rewarding way," said Doll. "I believe all emergency responders are our heroes, and I support them in any way I can."
Doll served as a firefighter on the Perham Fire Department from 1997-2006. He has since moved to Frazee, where he still volunteers as a firefighter after 25 years of service.
" The most important thing (about the Perham Fire Department) is that these guys are volunteers," Doll said. "They leave their jobs; they leave their families, and they run and go help people."
Country Financial donated $3 million in 2020 to organizations and programs that support first responders and active duty service members. They're continuing the program in 2021 and expanding the opportunity to educators.