Southwestern Energy hosted a reception at Gravesville Volunteer Fire Department on April 1 for area volunteer fire departments to thank them for their service and present each department with a $1,000 grant. Grants were presented to Centerville, Enola, Greenbrier, Guy, Mount Vernon, Twin Groves and Wooster VFDs by SWN representatives in attendance.

Since its establishment in 2008, SWN’s Everyday Heroes Initiative has distributed more than $600,000 to emergency response organizations in its six county operating area – Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Pope, Van Buren and White Counties. Of that amount, more than $79,500 has been given to volunteer fire departments, ambulance services and law enforcement agencies in Faulkner County. These grants are used to purchase a variety of equipment for improving operations.

Currently the fourth largest producer of natural gas in the continental United States, Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production.

Additional information can be found on the company’s website, www.swn.com.