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Donation to help PC EMS

Dynegy's Hennepin Power Plant managing director Byron Veech (left) gives PC EMS director Andy Jackson a donation of $15,000 to help the ambulance service purchase new cardiac equipment.
Dynegy's Hennepin Power Plant managing director Byron Veech (left) gives PC EMS director Andy Jackson a donation of $15,000 to help the ambulance service purchase new cardiac equipment.

MCNABB — Dynegy Hennepin Power Plant donated $15,000 to the Putnam County ambulance service to help fund new LifePak 15 cardiac monitors.

The donation was given after PC EMS director Andy Jackson contacted the Hennepin plant about a possible donation to help replace two of the three cardiac monitors used by the ambulance service.

“We get funding through the county. It is not enough, so we have to have fundraisers and donations. There is no state or federal funding for us,” Jackson said.

“We knew the ambulance service was going to be down on the number of ambulances they had to respond. With our 24-hour-a-day operation, we felt it was necessary to have multiple ambulances available,” Byron Veech, managing director of Dynegy’s Hennepin plant, said.

Veech said he asked the corporate office for special funding to go above the usual donation level.

Darrell Alleman may be reached at news@putnamcountyrecord.com.

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