HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2015 – High Point University is donating $110,469 to the High Point Fire Department so it can secure a federal grant of more than $1 million.
The department applied for and received the grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with the requirement that the city of High Point would provide a match of $110,469. Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, delivered the news to city officials recently that HPU will provide the entirety of the match.
“We are proud of the High Point Fire Department,” says Qubein. “We all benefit from the extraordinary service of these brave men and women, who serve our city and our university with tremendous dignity and professionalism. High Point University is grateful for this opportunity, which helps ensure the fire department can continue to serve our community with this new equipment.”
HPU students, faculty and staff have developed many creative ways to benefit community agencies. In January, HPU theatre students designed super hero capes for children and donated them to the fire department. Firefighters keep the capes in their trucks and give them to children on difficult calls as a way to lift their spirits.
In addition, the HPU family contributes more than 100,000 hours of annual service.