Sorrento Fire Dept. receives $50,000 donation

Brandie Richardson @B_lifestyles
Phillip 66's Clay Bercegeay, Sorrento Fire Chief Nelson Pinion, Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert and Phillip 66's Mark Dardeau.

The Sorrento Fire Department received a $50,000 donation from Phillips 66, aenergy manufacturing and logistics company, on Dec. 13. The donation will be used towards helping the department replace and purchasing new equipment.

"Phillips 66 is a corporate neighbor in Sorrento and wanted to establish a good neighbor policy and one of their community outreaches was to help the Sorrento Fire Department," said Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert.

Sorrento Fire Chief Nelson Pinion said their administration building on Main St. received a few inches of water damage from the flood, though their equipment and trucks were untouched, as they were able to evacuate to Darrow before any damage occurred.

"We have been holding on pretty strong," Pinion said. "We still have a lot of positive people come here to get away from their homes and to get their minds straight."

"We felt the fire department was at need at the time," said Phillip 66's Mark Dardeau. "We do this all over the county, our employees are encouraged to help the community with different projects. Coming into this community with our operations we felt it was prudent to start helping right off the bat."