Rush Township is better prepared for emergencies now that it has a standby generator. And the township is also $12,500 richer after Thursday's meeting of the board of supervisors when a local industry stepped forward with financial support.
Karl H. Nolte, plant manager, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Tamaqua, presented the township a check, accepted by Chairman Shawn Gilbert on behalf of the township.
"We at Air Products worked hard, hand-in-hand, with the township," said Nolte. "Now I'd like to present a check for $12,500 in support of work for the backup generator."