In May 2017 the Lacey Rotary Club’s Community Needs Committee awarded FirstRMad a $1,000 grant to be used for community support for families in urgent need.  Lacey Rotary president John Masterson and committee chair Sherwin Cotler presented the award to Dick Garrett and Tim Braniff.  The FirstRMad program fits with the Lacey Rotary’s emphasis on “service above self” as the club recognizes the career of community service from our first responders and the unique help they can give to families in distress.  This was the first grant awarded to FirstRMad in its short 3 month history of being a 501(c)(3) organization.