My departments fundraiser for a utility truck

emt322636

Registered Member
Hey guys, here is the link the my departments online fundraiser to help with replacing our utility truck. LVFD Utility Truck Fund by Gene-Paul Brennan - GoFundMe


Thanks for visiting, The Lafargeville Volunteer Fire Department is raising funds to replace one of our trucks. The truck we are trying to replace is a 1981 Chevrolet 1-ton dually truck. This truck served as the departments original brush fire/grass fire truck. Once a newer brush/fast attack unit was acquired, this truck was retired to be used as a tow vehicle for our UTV and equipment trailer.


What we would like to replace this truck with is a used, crew cab, 4 wheel drive pickup, or a larger SUV. This new truck will be used to pull the UTV and equipment trailer, transport small equipment to and from fire scenes, and also transport our members to their various training courses around Jefferson County, NY.


We currently have more than 7 members enrolled in fire classes, and to avoid putting the travel costs onto our volunteer members, they currently take our brush/fast attack unit to classes and trainings. This causes fuel waste because the vehicle must remain running in the cold to prevent the pump and on board water from freezing. This also takes the unit, which is also equipped with hydraulic rescue tools, away from our response area.


In conclusion, we, the members of Lafargeville Volunteer Fire Department hope you are able to donate towards our cause, and are forever grateful for any help we receive.


Please visit us on Facebook and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments!
 
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emt322636

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Please, if anyone has any pointers or suggestions for fundraiser, or constructive criticism on this particular fundraiser, I'd appreciate any assistance.


Also, if you can't donate, please share with friends/family/colleagues.


Thanks so much,


Gene-Paul Brennan


Assistant Chief, LVFD
 

Shawn L

Premium Member
don't use go fund me, all of those site take a generous portion of the money as their fees, set up a fund at a local branch of your bank, US bank is always a good choice around here.
 
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emt322636

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Shawn L said:
don't use go fund me, all of those site take a generous portion of the money as their fees, set up a fund at a local branch of your bank, US bank is always a good choice around here.
It's a little late now! lol :) But this isn't the only fundraiser we have going right now. We thought this would be the best way to reach out to distant friends, family and others, while still making it easy for them to donate. Go fund me takes approx. 3.5% of each donation, and then the service that transfers the funds to us takes 5%. We felt that was acceptable.
 

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