Southern Pioneer Electric H.U.G.S. team awards grant to Fowler Senior Center to help purchase AED

Representatives of Southern Pioneer Electric were excited to award the Fowler senior center with a $1,969 grant to help purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the building. The defibrillator serves as a resource for the center and the community.

“Our goal is to make the AED available to all who use our facility,” said Margaret Maldaner, member of the Fowler Senior Center.  “The seniors use the center for meetings, gatherings and various programs. We also have the center available for use to many in our community.”

The H.U.G.S. program was initiated by Southern Pioneer’s board to support local projects that benefit southern Kansas communities. The program takes funds generated by recycled materials (retired equipment, copper wiring, etc.) and awards them as grants. A team of Southern Pioneer Electric employees reviews applications quarterly and distributes funds to selected projects and programs.

“Safety is an important piece to our culture, so we felt that this was a great project,” said Anita Wendt, vice president of energy services and H.U.G.S. team member. “We appreciate the efforts of the Fowler Senior Center and are proud to partner together to provide this safety resource for the community.”

Additional information regarding the H.U.G.S. program is available here.