To make fighting future grass fires safer for Nebraskan firefighters, Waypoint Bank – Cambridge generously presented a $25,000 check to the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department on December 20, 2022. Pictured are Waypoint Bank Chief Executive Officer Kirk Riley, Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Delaine Soucie, Cambridge Branch President Derek Downer and Nebraska Market President Tim Sladek.
Western Nebraska is no stranger to wildfires. Waypoint Bank cares deeply about our state, and the bank is happy to contribute to protecting our families and neighbors. “We are always very proud of the courage of our local first responders, and 2022 has been especially tough on our volunteers and their equipment as they fought the 739 and 702 fires, said Derek Downer, Waypoint Bank – Cambridge president. “This donation will help the fire department upgrade to a new grass rig, which will make fighting future grass fires safer for our volunteers.”
Tim Sladek, Waypoint Bank Nebraska market president, shared “So many of our friends, family and communities were impacted by the fires that burned in Nebraska this year. As Nebraskans, we saw the support from local farmers, community first responders/firefighters as well as those from across the great state of Nebraska. Waypoint bank sincerely thanks and proudly supports each person who went above and beyond to help their neighbors in need. This donation is a small token of gratitude for all the volunteer first responders in Cambridge that answer the call to support their local community every day.”