First responders receive $5,000 gift from giving circle

The 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care donated $100 each to the local nonprofit group.

Lydia Bjorkland with Hubbard First Response and Rescue makes a presentation Jan. 12, 2022 to the 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care.
Contributed / Tracy Ganley

Hubbard First Response and Rescue is the recipient of a $5,000 donation from the 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care.

According to a press release from the giving circle, members gathered for a social hour Jan. 12 and heard presentations by three local nonprofit groups, including Nevis Women’s Club, the veterans’ group Mandatory Fun Outdoors and the first response group.

The group then chose Hubbard First Response and Rescue to receive the donations gathered for the first trimester of this year.

The 100 Women of the Heartland Who Care assigned their first of three donations for the year, in the amount of $5,000, to Hubbard First Response and Rescue, on Jan. 12, 2022.
Contributed / Tracy Ganley

Each member of the philanthropic group donates $100 three times per year. Started with 18 original members, it has grown to 50 and continues to welcome new members. For more information, visit

The Hubbard First Response team is composed of volunteers who respond to 911 dispatches from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office. Its goal is to provide emergency medical responder (EMR) or higher level care.


The team’s coverage area includes the Hubbard County townships of Todd, Straight River, Hubbard, Crow Wing Lake, Henrietta, Clay, Lake Emma, Arago, Mantrap, Badoura and Clover, and the Becker County townships of Savannah and Two Inlets. Mutual aid is also available to Becker County and other Hubbard County townships as needed.

According to the release, the first responders plan to use the donation for building upkeep and to purchase new radios.

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