Village of Gurley uses ACE funds to buy AED for Fire Department

The Village of Gurley Board of Trustees recently presented a check for $3,185.60 to the Gurley Fire Department and Rescue Unit for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device.

The AED is a medical device used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

The AED device was purchased with funds received from ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy. ACE is a community-owned natural gas supplier in the Nebraska Choice Gas program. The Village of Gurley is a member community of ACE.

ACE returns funds to its 75 member communities through its revenue return program, including the Village of Gurley. Earlier this year, the Village received $1,475 from ACE as its share of a $200,000 revenue distribution among its Nebraska member communities. Overall, the Village has received more than $21,000 from ACE since it became an ACE member community.

Each ACE member community has full discretion on how to use its ACE revenue funds to benefit their community. Funds have been used in various ways including helping fund recreational trails, community swimming pools and park improvements.

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The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $63,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
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"ACE has always emphasized the importance of having competition and of driving the price down for the benefit of Choice Gas customers. ACE also does a great job of serving as an advocate for customers -- that's something that I emphasize a great deal with our local customers."
Randy Horst
Gurley, Neb.
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"Oshkosh is proud to say we have been a member of ACE for more than 20 years! Some of our ACE revenue checks have been used for our new swimming pool, a batting cage for the baseball field and park shade structures. This is noticeable evidence for years to come of how Oshkosh residents will benefit...
LeAnn Brown
Oshkosh, Neb.
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