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March 13, 2024

Funding approved for Carver Center, fire company

Credit: Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — Federal Community Project Funding totaling $16 million signed into law by President Joe Biden last week includes $1 million for renovations to the Carver Center in Cumberland and $500,000 for a new engine tanker for Lonaconing’s Good Will Fire Co., U.S. Rep. David Trone announced.

“My job is to ensure communities across the country are equipped to serve and provide vital resources,” Trone, who represents counties including Allegany and Garrett, said via news release. “After listening to our local leaders about what they need on the ground, I’m proud to deliver a direct line of federal funding from Washington to Maryland’s main streets.”

“I toured the Carver Center with folks in Cumberland, including Mayor (Ray) Morriss,” Trone said during a Tuesday interview. “They showed us what they wanted to accomplish. This will help renovate the center so all the families in the area can use it for youth enrichment and workforce development.

“This is what we used to call rec centers,” Trone said. “The people in the community can read books, work on computers, receive mentoring, they can play basketball and games. Every community needs a spot for their young people to go, so we are very happy to secure this funding.”

“Their current tanker is worn out,” said Trone, “and it’s important to work to help small towns.

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