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First responder receives LAFCU Community Champions scholarship

Tuesday, September 5, 2017  
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Matt Ash serves Delta Township community as firefighter and paramedic

Matt Ash, of Lansing, is the recipient of the 2017 LAFCU Community Champions scholarship awarded by the mid-Michigan credit union.

Ash is a firefighter and paramedic with the Delta Township Fire Department. He was awarded the $1,000 scholarship to Lansing Community College at the Aug. 19 Lansing Lugnuts LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular.

Ash was selected as the scholarship winner based on his essay about what compelled him to serve his community.

“I cannot imagine doing anything other than serving my community as a first responder,” Ash said. “It’s a blessing and humbling experience to help those in need.

“The scholarship will fund continuing education that will keep me up to date with medical advancements and better prepare me for continued quality service.”

LAFCU Senior Vice President of Marketing Kelli Ellsworth Etchison said, “LAFCU’s emphasis on education for all ages stems from the belief that an educated community is a strong, vibrant and engaged community. Programs such as LAFCU Community Champions demonstrate how the education of one person can benefit many.”

The LAFCU Community Champions program also recognizes police, fire and medical first responders as well as current and veteran members of the military at Lansing Lugnuts LAFCU Fireworks Spectaculars. The honorees receive free game tickets, the opportunity to throw the first pitch and in-game recognition on the field and on the stadium videoboard. The final 2017 LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular is September 5.

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