Members of the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation donated to the Gavin Cox BLET Scholarship Fund at Mitchell Community College: Pictured (from left) are Todd Carver, BLET director; Mark Calabrese, BLET cadet; Frank Owens, chairman of the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation; and Brett Sawyer, vice chair of the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation.

Special to Iredell Free News

After learning about the tragic death of Gavin Cox, the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation wanted to do something to help.

Cox, who died in a motor vehicle accident earlier this year, was an inspiring young man who was a graduate of East Carolina University in Criminal Justice. He was enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Mitchell Community College at the time of his death.

The club voted to contribute $1,000 to the Gavin Cox BLET Scholarship Fund in order to honor Gavin’s life and legacy and help support local BLET students.

The club has approximately 30 members who live throughout the county. A majority live in the Mooresville area, which is served by the Mooresville Rescue Squad.

Frank Owens, chairman of the foundation’s board, noted that the foundation meets and talks about needs that arise. The foundation has made many positive impacts in the community, including purchasing items for schools as well as providing scholarship and education support.

“The Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation has been giving to Mitchell Community College consecutively since 2019. We appreciate the club’s continued support and their dedication to improving the lives of our students and our community,” said Molly Nicholson, executive director for Advancement and College Relations at Mitchell Community College.

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

To donate to the Gavin Cox BLET scholarship, visit https://mitchellcc.edu/give-online. In the comments box designate your gift to the Gavin Cox BLET Scholarship. Alternatively, checks can be written to Mitchell Community College. Please write Gavin Cox BLET Scholarship in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to: Advancement Office, Mitchell Community College, 500 West Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677

LEARN MORE

♦ For questions regarding donations or establishing a scholarship, contact the Advancement office at (704) 878-4321

♦ For questions regarding the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation contact Frank Owens at frankowens777@yahoo.com

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