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June 14, 2018
AAA Awards Greenwood Township with “Jaws of Life” Traffic Safety Grant

Presentation Marks AAA’s 80th “Jaws of Life” Grant Award in Michigan
 
WHO:                  Fire Chief Michael Dunsmore, Greenwood Township
T. J. Kroupa, Field Manager,  AAA – Alpena Branch
 
WHAT:                Official AAA Traffic Safety Grant Presentation to Greenwood Township Fire Department
                             Fire Equipment Dedication and Cook-Out Celebration
                                          
                             The celebration will include the official presentation of a $16,319 AAA Safety Grant to the Greenwood Township Fire Department. The grant will fund the purchase of life-saving “Jaws of Life” equipment.
 
The Greenwood Township Fire Department is staffed by a volunteer fire chief and 24 volunteer fire firefighters.  The area they serve has a high volume of tourism traffic.  The “Jaws of Life” equipment will enable the department to improve traffic crash response time, reduce dependency on neighboring community emergency response resources and help save more lives.
 
*Since 1993, the AAA Traffic Safety Grant program has been awarding grants for life-saving equipment throughout Michigan.  Over the years, nearly $1.4 million dollars-worth of traffic safety equipment has been donated to various organizations in the state. This is part of AAA’s legacy of traffic safety advocacy efforts for the motoring public. This is the 80th “Jaws of Life” AAA traffic safety grant that has been awarded in Michigan. The map below reflects all donations except this most recent one to Greenwood Township.

 
 
WHEN:               Thursday, June 14th at 6pm
 
WHERE:              Greenwood Township Fire Department, 4014 Williams Road. Lewiston, MI  49756
 
MEDIA:               Ample interview and photo ops will be available with the news conference participants.
 
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 
 
 
 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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