The Pryor Times

March 26, 2014

Chouteau Firehouse receives year’s supply of toilet paper from Charmin

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — After a heartfelt plea from a volunteer firefighter, Chouteau Fire Department has won a year’s supply of Charmin toilet paper.

“One of our volunteers, Kyle Grossman, saw something on Facebook about Charmin’s campaign,” said Fire Chief Ted Key. “He submitted a statement for Chotueau, about our budget cuts, and we were chosen as the recipients for Oklahoma.

In an official release Charmin said it is donating a year’s supply, 960 rolls, for the department.

“The Chouteau Fire Department is 90 percent volunteer and receives most of their money from fundraisers, which go to the equipment necessary on the job. With low budgets, the firefighters haven’t been able to experience high quality toilet paper in the firehouse,” Charmin’s release said.

“We’re pretty excited about this,” said Key. “It sounds a little silly but it will save us a lot of money. With budgets like ours, every little bit counts.”

“Charmin says America’s firefighters put their behinds on the line day in and day out, to keep their communities safe, and they wanted to do something to help this much loved but often underfunded group of public servants,” Charmin said.

The campaign chose one fire department from each state to award the year’s supply.

“As part of the Charmin Relief Project, which provides a better bathroom experience anytime, anywhere, Charmin asked consumers to share stories of firehouse bathrooms with sub-par conditions or in need of relief. Since firehouses often serve as a second home for many firefighters, Charmin wants to bring the comforts of home to these everyday heroes,” said the press release.