Kudos! – September 6

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Firehouse Subs donates to firehouse

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated seven sets of bunker pants and coats and three multi-gas monitors worth more than $16,400 to the Stratmoor Hills Fire Department in Colorado Springs. The donated bunker gear will provide firefighters with a safe uniform for firefighting operations and other life-threatening situations. Replacing an outdated model, the donated gas monitors will help the department detect deadly gases.

New iPads for educators, students

The Neumann Education Foundation and Challenger Homes announced their donation of 41 iPads for first-grade students and teachers at Jordahl Elementary School in Fountain/Fort Carson District 8 and Martin Luther King Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11.

Scott O’Malley receives honors

Scott O’Malley of Colorado Springs, a longtime fixture in the music business, was honored this week by the American Cowboy Culture Association in Lubbock, Texas, for his commitment and dedication to the preservation of Western heritage and cowboy culture. O’Malley manages numerous performers and also heads the local Western Jubilee Recording Co.

Bryan Construction adds Denver office

With offices in Colorado, Dubai and Istanbul, Colorado Springs-based Bryan Construction announced the opening of another office in Denver. Headquartered in Colorado Springs for 35 years, Bryan’s newest office is in the Denver Tech Center.

Home Depot donates to at-risk kids

Home Depot donated $200 in painting supplies to the Mural Project of Colorado Springs, a 501(c)4 nonprofit that works with at-risk kids to create unique murals for local businesses. Donated items will be used at the upcoming What If Festival, where the Mural Project is partnering with Bemis School of Art to create a “secret identity” community mural that will be unveiled at the Family Free Day at Bemis on Oct. 26. Between 300 and 400 participants are expected.