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Douglas County Community and Senior Center receives new emergency generator

Staff reports

Members of the Douglas County Community Services Foundation, Douglas County Parks and Recreation and Senior Services Staff, Douglas County Senior Services Advisory Council and Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission pose in front of the new emergency generator.

The Douglas County Community and Senior Center received a 125-kilowatt generator for backup emergency power on May 18. The generator will allow the facility to better serve as an emergency evacuation facility.

The generator also will protect more than 8,000 frozen meals and $10,000 worth of food products held in the freezers and coolers in the center's dining room kitchens during a power outage.

This emergency generator also will provide power in the Douglas County Health Clinic, located inside the Community and Senior Center. The clinic services the healthcare needs of many Douglas County residents.

The purchase of the emergency backup generator was made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Douglas Community Services Foundation and the residents of the Carson Valley community.

In addition, donations from Bently Heritage and the families of Don and Judy Babb, Steven and Sandra Bolger, Mary Cyphers, Paula East-Janicki, Jim and Vera Gesselman, James and Cynthia Myers, Raymond and Brenda Robertson Terry Capton-Snell, and Ranee Barsanti and Jessica Ledbetter also helped with the purchase of the generator.

"The Douglas County Community and Senior Center would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all who have made this extremely important purchase happen and hope that the center will continue to be able to serve our residents during climatic adversity or catastrophe," said Scott Morgan, director of community services, parks and recreation director.