Enterprise Chamber of Commerce donates to EFD’s community outreach programs

May 08,2024

The luck of the Irish extended far beyond St. Patrick’s Day when the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce presented the first responders, including the Enterprise Fire Department, with a donation for community outreach programs.

Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Erin Grantham presented the $650 check to Fire Chief Christopher Davis, Firefighters Chris Wise and Justin Archer, and Mayor William E. Cooper.  The money was a portion of proceeds from the “Half Pint 0.5K” held March 16 in downtown Enterprise.  The Chamber also presented $650 checks to both the Enterprise Police Department and the Coffee County Community Emergency Response Team.

Grantham, who presented the checks Wednesday morning at Enterprise City Hall, thanked the groups for supporting community events.

“Every time the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce hosts an event, all three of these groups are a major part of it and we appreciate you,” Grantham said as she held back tears. “We are happy to do this and hope you can use it for your organizations’ community outreach programs.”

“The Enterprise Fire Department is grateful for this donation from the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce and we will put the money to good use as part of our community risk reduction efforts,” Fire Chief Christopher Davis said. “Our crews always are happy to support events like the Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities and to share our fire safety and prevention messaging. This donation will allow us to continue to work toward our goal of every home within Enterprise city limits having a working smoke alarm.”

Enterprise city residents are reminded that free, working smoke alarms are available through the Department’s website or by calling (334) 348-2641.  Free installation is also available to those who qualify.