Leading poultry producer Case Farms recently donated $5,000 to the Calypso (N.C.) Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the annual donation is designated  for the department's building renovation and expansion payments. The fire department, located at 103 SE Center St. in Calypso, is 100 percent volunteer-driven with a substantial amount of their funding coming from donations and their annual fundraiser.

"We are proud to support local organizations, especially one that provides safety and protection to the residents of our community," said Alfredo Moreno, Case Farms Goldsboro human resources manager. "The Calypso Volunteer Fire Department is an important part of our community and we are pleased to see it grow over the years."


The Calypso Volunteer Fire Department serves the town of Calypso and North Duplin County, including the Case Farms feed mill, as well as surrounding rural communities on need-based circumstances. With donations from Case Farms and other contributors the fire department has renovated the fire house, which included a 2,220 square foot expansion of the building. The Calypso Volunteer Fire Department has six operating fire trucks and 37 men and women volunteer firefighters.

"Most of our servicing capabilities depend on donations," said Brandon Cashwell, chief of the Calypso Fire Department. "With the help from Case Farms, we are able to ensure we can provide fire and basic life support to the residents in our district.