$2K weather radio donation
Dec 18, 2014
Butler County Emergency Management Director Jeff Shawan donated 65 weather radios to all the schools in the county, including at least one device for every facility within the Poplar Bluff R-I school system, on Monday, Dec. 8.The donation was made possible with a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation, which was matched by the Butler County Commission. Jim Hager, lead field spotter of the Poplar Bluff Severe Weather Response Team, made the suggestion to Shawan, who wrote the grant proposal.
“They’re as valuable as smoke detectors in terms of saving lives,” Hager stated.