2020 Rogers Scholar and volunteer firefighter Randall “Conner” Risner knows how important it is to have a smoke detector in your home.

For his community service project, Conner raised donations from local businesses and individuals to purchase smoke detectors for families in Magoffin County. He distributed the units through the District 3 Volunteer Fire Department.

“I have seen tragic loss of possessions and life, and there is nothing I would not do to prevent that. It is delightful to know that I was able to help potentially prevent loss of life by organizing this fundraiser for a cause that is of much importance to me.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.