Back in 2012, Mark Hill won a gigantic $294.000.000 Powerball jackpot and spent the last few years putting his new-found fortune to some good use. He recently donated money for building a fire station in small town Camden Point, after the local volunteer fire-fighters saved his father’s life twice.
The building is set to be dedicated on July 16th and will include the ambulance service, fire trucks and a training room. Hill said he’s proud to be a part of this project that will provide the residents with an ambulance that works non-stop, which is a rarity in towns that are as small as Camden Point. The Powerball millionaire credits local fire-fighters with saving his father’s life several years ago and describes his contribution to the community as an opportunity to pay them back.
“We’re very, very blessed and we don’t take it lightly that we’ve been given this beautiful structure to maintain on behalf of the community,” said Steve Folck, one of Camden Point Fire District Board members.
Camden Point fire chief Walt Stubbs said he wasn’t surprised after hearing that the Hills are financing the station, since they are known for their willingness to help others. They’ve previously donated money to build a new ball field, established a scholarship fund at the high school they attended, and gave the town more than $50.000 to buy land for a new sewage treatment plant.
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