EL CENTRO – The Board of Supervisors awarded checks to the City of Brawley and the Imperial County Fire Protection Department as presented by the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit.
“I’m really happy to get some money,” said Marjo Mello, Brawley librarian.
Accepting the $7,656.35 for the city of Brawley were Marjo Mello, Helen Noriega, councilwomen, Liz Lorensen, Friends of the Library, and Rosanna Bayon Moore, city manager.
“We are going to be able to enhance our library services to the Winterhaven area with the daycare centers and the preschools. The LAMBS bus travels there and the children select a book when we arrive,” Mello told the board.
“Right now, the money comes from the Imperial County Children and Family Services Commission. With this check we will be able to supplement the books, have more goodies and more activities for the Winterhaven children. So the funds help us out with these costs.”
Also receiving funds from the Indian Gaming Benefit Committee of $24,549.45 were the Imperial County Fire Department.
Fireman Magana accepted the award for Imperial County Fire Chief Tony Rohoutas and the County Fire Protection Department.
Magana said, “With these funds, we were able to purchase 14 sets of hand tools such as cutting saws, hammers, and socket sets that will go on 14 different fire engines throughout the county. These tools are important for us to board up a house after a fire, cut off battery cables after a car accident, and urban search and rescue if a house collapses.”