Kinder Morgan donates $10,000 to PCESI Fund

Kinder Morgan Inc. recently contributed $10,000 to the Pike County Emergency Services Initiative (PCESI) fund administered through the Greater Pike Community Foundation.

The mission of the PCESI Fund is to provide funding to qualified Pike County emergency services agencies and other nonprofit emergency response organizations, including training programs such as the Emergency Medical Training (EMT) course provided at the Pike County Training Center. The fund was established in response to the local EMS crisis by the Commissioners; the Public Safety Department; and founding gifts from the law firm of Weinstein, Zimmerman & Oligher; William Lovejoy; and other generous donors.

Since its inception in 2020, the PCESI fund has saved local emergency services agencies $23,750 in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course fees by providing much needed scholarship assistance to local EMT trainees, many of whom have gone on to serve the community.

Commissioner Osterberg said, “We are grateful to Kinder Morgan for this generous donation. The PCESI fund is a worthy cause that is a key component in helping to rectify the EMS crisis in Pike County. We are thankful for their support in this initiative.”

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. It owns an interest in or operate approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 141 terminals.

Ken Collins, Manager of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan stated, “Kinder Morgan is proud to partner with the communities in which we operate. We have a long history of supporting Pike County and we hope that will continue for years to come.”

For additional information on the PCESI Fund, visit Gifts to the fund can be made online or checks can be made payable to GPCF/PCESI and mailed to P.O. Box 992, Milford, PA 18337.

Photo ID: Ken Collins, Manager, Public Affairs Kinder Morgan Inc. and Commissioner Matthew M. Osterberg