Add Fire Hydrant to Station #2 (Lowndes 2023): The Burkville Volunteer Fire Department used our grant funds to purchase the parts and labor, to have a new Fire Hydrant installed. This new Fire Hydrant has allowed to us to begin filling our trucks in a much safer location at our station at 9011 County Road 26. This provides us the ability, day and night, to better protect our volunteer firefighters, by them not trying to complete a task while also having to manage the flow of traffic.
After School/Summer Academic and Enrichment Program (Lowndes 2016): Purchase three computers, printer, & supplies. STEP (Student Tutoring and Enrichment Program) provides tutoring, homework assistance, computer, and internet use for students performing below grade level focusing on reading & math.
Building Resources Through Library Improvement (Lowndes 2015): To improve literacy rate by increasing the children and adult services by adding new books and labeling rows of our collection.
Building Resources Through the Library Improvements (Lowndes 2016): Purchase computers for the Hayneville/Lowndes County Public Library to benefit patrons completing research, resume building, download of job applications, and other needed areas.
Calhoun Fire Department (Lowndes 2016): A fire hydrant was purchased and installed to secure the need for protection of residents in the community.
Calico Fort (Lowndes 2015): Re-roof restrooms and country store.
Campus Indoor Security Cameras (Lowndes 2020): Central Elementary School used grant funds to install indoor security cameras throughout our buildings as we have an open campus. These funds have given us the ability to secure our campus for faculty, staff and students creating a more safe environment for all.
Central Elementary School Library Teaching Reading through Technology (Lowndes 2018): Funds used to purchase Chromebooks.
Civil War Lecture Symposium (Lowndes 2015): The Lowndesboro Landmarks Foundation, Inc. requests financial assistance to host a symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Wilson Raiders.
Communications Enhancement Program (Lowndes 2016): Purchase of 4 mobile radios for the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department to provide communication coverage county-wide for patrol unit and the E-911 Communication center.
Correcting Drainage Problems (Lowndes 2016): Purchase and installation of new pipes which replaced damaged pipes. The area services over 800 citizens.
Fort Deposit’s Welcome Camp Enhancement (Lowndes 2019): (Funds were used to upgrade the baby changing station; lay a concrete walkway at handicap gate; build a RV dump station to enhance the camping facilities at Calico Fort, which opens its gates to storm evacuees.
Hydrants in Mosses (Lowndes 2016): Purchase a fire hydrant for The Mosses Water and Sewer Board to install.
Let’s Move Lowndes County (Lowndes 2021): The Calhoun School in Letohatchee, Alabama used our grant funds to purchase a vertimax and 5 man sled. This equipment has given us the ability to provide our students and others with more cardiovascular training and strengthening and conditioning as well as leg strength to 100 more students in our community. The equipment will keep our students active in physical fitness and wellness.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Body Cameras (Lowndes 2021): The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office used grant funds to purchase body cameras for each officer on their force. This has given the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office a way to provide both safety and protection for not only the police force, but citizens of the Lowndes County area.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office (Lowndes 2018): Purchase personal protection vests with cases for torso area of body; includes firearm safety protection for deputies.
Lowndesboro Town Hall Drive Way Entrance Paving (Lowndes 2019): Funds were used to repave the entrance to Lowndesboro Town Hall and Water System Building, which enables the citizens to conduct municipal business and pay water bills without incurring additional damage to property or personal vehicles.
Lowndesboro Volunteer Fire Department (Lowndes 2015): To purchase materials for a building.
Marengo House (Lowndes 2022): The Town of Lowndesboro received $16,298 from Mid-South RC&D to perform essential repairs to the Town’s Marengo House. Repairs included new carpet and electrical wiring in the kitchen, a fresh coat of paint in the dining room, and upstairs windows. The exterior of the house also utilized grant funds to improve the exterior. Through the years various tenants have provided catering services for Lowndesboro and surrounding communities. This antebellum home has been the setting for such social occasions as elegant high teas, formal seated dinners, unforgettable weddings, memorable class reunions, and delightful Easter Egg hunts. The Marengo House is not only historical, but it also serves as the Town Hall. The Town is grateful to Mid-South for the opportunity to make these necessary improvements.
Restoration of Brush Truck in Collirene (Lowndes 2016): Repair the water pump on the Collirene VFD brush truck, to purchase wildland firefighting equipment and wildland Fire Personal Protection Equipment (turnout gear).
Restoration of Lowndes County Brush Truck (Lowndes 2016): Collierene Volunteer Fire Department’s mission is “to suppress fires; to save lives; and to protect property.” Our council supported their mission of service with a grant for the Restoration of Brush Truck and Wildland Equipment and Turn out Gear. Mid-South RC&D was there!
Senior Center Project (Lowndes 2015): Demolition and removal of debris of existing structure to prepare for the construction of the Senior Center Project.
Supporting Our Students (Lowndes 2016): Purchase book bags for At Risk Students to offset “back to school” expenses. 225 students received book bags.
Supporting Our Students (Lowndes 2015): To purchase book bags to low-income students.
The Fort Deposit Senior Center (Lowndes 2018): Funds used to assist in the partnership with new senior center in Ft Deposit. Purchased a stove, refrigerator, ice maker, washer/dryer, (2) Televisions, (1) computer.