Bald Mountain recently donated $30,000 to help enhance the 911 emergency services in Elko, the mine’s neighbouring community, located in a remote area of Nevada.
The current system lacks GPS technology which means that if someone needs assistance, especially on a rural road where emergency crews don’t know the exact location, it would be very difficult to quickly find those in need of assistance.
“Our donation is an example of our core value, Putting People First, in action” said Randy Burggraff, Vice-President and General Manager, Bald Mountain. “We are proud to be able to make a contribution to help upgrade 911 services in Elko.”
Randy announced the donation at a meeting with local Commissioners in November. The town of Elko estimates that $200,000 will be needed to implement the enhanced system.
“You never know when an emergency will happen and we want to help make sure that this vital service is available for everyone, regardless of their location. We gave the $30,000 as a Kinross Bald Mountain donation and will also contribute additional funds through an employee match program,” continued Randy.
Bald Mountain will match employee donations dollar for dollar.
Randy Burggraff, Vice-President and General Manager, Bald Mountain (centre) and Ranay Guifarro, Corporate Responsibility, Bald Mountain (third from the left) with local Commissioners in Elko