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Thu, May 24, 2012

Scout Builds Heliport As Eagle Project

Single Donor Provides Over Half The Funding Needed

Jarrett Jackson, a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 391, has started working on his ambitious Eagle Scout project, "Project Eagle Flight," thanks to a generous contribution from a Warsaw, N.C.-based livestock production company.

Jackson lives in Spivey's Corner in Sampson County, N.C., where he, his brother and father are volunteer firemen. In debating what to do for his Eagle Scout project, Jackson relied on his leadership and community service values and decided to construct a helicopter landing pad so that emergency aircraft from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke Medical Center, Wake Med, Pitt Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center will have a safe and secure place to land and pickup their patients.

The helipad is located at the Spivey's Corner Fire Department, which is a predesignated emergency aircraft landing area for Sampson County. The helipad will consist of a concrete pad with recessed lighting, and remote control operations by the helicopter pilot.

Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown, the company making the donation, heard about the project and was very impressed with Jackson's idea and the work that he had already done to turn the idea into a reality. "Supporting worthy projects in the communities where we have business interests is very important to Murphy-Brown," Butler said. "This project will benefit people in need of emergency medical attention, throughout our region, for many years to come."  

In a meeting at Murphy-Brown headquarters, Butler presented Jackson with a surprise check for $11,300, the balance of the funds needed to complete the $22,000 project. Jackson, almost speechless by the generous gift, told Butler, "I don't know what to say, except, 'thank you.'  I never thought that someone would help out like this. Can you believe this?"   

Project Eagle Flight is set to be completed during the coming months. (Pictured L to R, Richard Stephenson, Project Eagle Flight Advisor, Jarrett Jackson, and Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown LLC. Provided by Murphy-Brown LLC)

FMI: www.scouting.org

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