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Sorrento Fire Dept. receives big donation to replace equipment lost in Aug. flood

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SORRENTO, LA (WAFB) -

Christmas came a little early for the Sorrento Fire Department.

On Tuesday, December 13, Phillips 66 donated a $50,000 check to the volunteer fire department in Ascension Parish. During the flood, the department lost some of its equipment and the building also took on water.

"Phillips just recently acquired some assets in the area and about the time that we acquired the assets, the flood hit, and we as Phillips 66 like to be a good corporate neighbor and thus made the donation to the fire department," said Mark Dardeau with Phillips 66.

"I'd like to thank Phillips 66 for thinking about us and giving us $50,000. It is much needed. It's money to help us replace some equipment and purchase some new equipment," said Sorrento Fire Chief Nelson Pinion.

Chief Pinion also says about 25 firefighters were personally affected by the flood.

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