The Niagara County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, or RACES, was the recipient of a $7,000 gift courtesy of the local Waste Management golf tournament.
Jim Callahan of Waste Management, this year's golf chairman, was happy to hand over the check that will provide the group with needed equipment for expanding and enhancing its services to Niagara County in the event of a disaster.
"These guys are unsung heroes; they are the ones prepared to help us communicate to get through any emergency situation, when other means of communication may be down," Callahan said. "The golf committee heard their request for the equipment needed and agreed that this was a dedicated group that we really wanted to help."
Part of the golf tournament funds also went to Equistar Therapeutic Riding Center in Newfane. Waste Management has been supporting a horse there, "Belle," for the past four years.
Pictured, from left, are Jim Callahan of WM; H. Michael Seibel of Niagara County RACES; and Bob Durfey of Niagara County RACES.