In recognition of the altruistic work of the Russell Foundation, the Municipal Government of Puerto Vallarta unveiled a plaque in honor of the organizations multiple donations and show of support for the Fire Department and Civil Protection of the city.
On behalf of the Mayor of Vallarta, the General Secretary of the City Council, Francisco Javier Vallejo Corona, was responsible for unveiling the plaque placed in the kitchen area of the fire department.
With the presence of members of the Rotary Club in Puerto Vallarta Sur and Marina Vallarta, as well as elements of Firefighters, Vallejo Corona thanked the Russell family for the support they have provided to the firefighters with the sole purpose of improving facilities and provide training to staff.
Commander Adrián Bobadilla García, deputy director of Civil Protection and Firefighters, said Larry and Judy Russell, are people who have always been concerned about the comfort of firefighters, as well as the improvement of facilities, so they invested $10,000 in the conditioning and kitchen equipment, which will have the capacity to prepare food for all staff.
He mentioned that they also donated a similar amount to be used both for the remodeling of the bathrooms of this heroic institution, as well as for staff training, which recently concluded with a training day by the IFTA (International Firefighters Training Association).
He said that these resources were donated through the Rotary Clubs Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta Sur, who managed the resources and worked as a team to improve the facilities of the central fire station of Puerto Vallarta.
Larry Russell, donor and director of the foundation, said he feels a lot of admiration for the work of firefighters, so along with his wife Judy Russell and son Bret Russell, they delivered a symbolic check for $20 thousand dollars more, resources that will be allocated to several projects for the local firefighters.
Awards were also given to the Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur and Marina Vallarta, as well as to the Sister Cities Committee of Santa Barbará – Puerto Vallarta, for the support provided to this heroic institution.