Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 6, 2012

Foundation helps American Legion hall

The Herald-Tribune

-- — Dear Editor,

Sunman American Legion Post 337 would like to thank the Ripley County Community Foundation for two grants toward the purchase of a water softener and a tankless water heater for our hall.

A $500 grant was used to purchase a water softener to eliminate the lime that was building up in our appliances and faucets. Maintenance charges were beginning to add up as a result of the lime. We now have soft water and are lime free.

A second grant of $2,400 was received for a tankless water heater. Our original water heater was inadequate. Money was being lost on both water and gas. We either had to turn the gas up high, thus wasting gas, or let the water run 20-30 minutes, thus wasting water, in order to have hot water.

Our region is fortunate to have the RCCF, which supports so many organizations and projects that would not be possible without it.

Thank you, RCCF!

Ed Gindling, Sunman

American Legion  finance officer