The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Lonoke Fire Department to be applied toward the cost of purchasing grain bin rescue equipment.

The MFA Oil Foundation, which was established in 1998, provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.

MFA Oil President Jerry Taylor described the MFA Oil Foundation as "a program that allows our company to give support back to the small towns and rural communities that are the foundation of our business". He said focus for selecting grant recipients in on three areas: programs designed to build knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth; agricultural and cooperative education programs and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving the quality of life.