Cave City Fire Department recently accepted a $1,000 donation from Ash Flat Wal-Mart which Fireman Justin Wilson said will be put to good use.
Wilson said $500 of the money was donated to the Cave City Watermelon Festival Committee but the other $500 will be used to help with the new mobile command trailer the fire department has been working on since the spring.
"We realized this spring, after the tornado and floods, we needed something like this (trailer)," Wilson said. According to Wilson, the trailer was purchased this summer and the department has been working on converting it into a mobile command trailer that can be used during natural disasters throughout the state.
"The trailer is all state-of-the-art and up-to-date with everything we're going to need," Wilson said.
The Cave City Fire Department wasn't the only organization to receive a Wal-Mart donation. Spring River Animal Shelter (SRAS) also received $1,000.
Wal-Mart Store Manager Mike Alexander presented the check to Shorlyn Morris, ACO of the SRAS Oct. 28. The Spring River Animal Shelter held a successful adopt-a-thon outside of the Wal-Mart store in Ash Flat Oct. 18-21. Helga Lane, a volunteer for the shelter, reported 17 dogs, 11 cats and two guinea pigs were adopted during the event.
Lane said another adoption drive will be held outside of Wal-Mart Nov. 14-16. "We want to extend a great big thank you to Wal-Mart for all of their help and generosity," Lane said.