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Hometown News: Firehouse Subs awards grant to fire department

The Forsyth County Fire Department received a portion of $39,000 in grants from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The Foundation awarded the grants on Monday, Nov. 18, to the fire department, International Charter School of ATL and Milton Fire Rescue.

The grants went toward funding personal flotation devices, rescue bags, body armor and helmets, according to a press release.

Grant allocations are funded by Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. Each restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar.

The Foundation is also the beneficiary of a Charitable Sales Promotion where Firehouse of America (FOA) will donate a sum equivalent to 0.11% of all gross sales with a minimum donation of $1 million through Dec. 31.

To donate online and support Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.

“The Foundation is committed to supporting those who protect and serve us every day,” said Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters, CFRE, in a statement. “We are grateful for the generosity of our donors who make it possible for the Foundation to give back to our local first responders.”