AVFD Sends Out Annual Appeal for Donations

by AVFD

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL APPEAL LETTER ON ITS WAY TO MAILBOXES

Board President Galliher Addresses Concerns About Fundraiser

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department’s (AVFD) annual appeal letter should arrive in residents’ mailboxes this week and next. Recalling residents’ concerns upon their receipt of the letters the past couple of years, AVFD board of directors president Michael Galliher would like to remind the community that the letter is not a scam and that the donations made will be received by the Department.

“This is our third year using a bank that requires donations sent via mail in the enclosed return envelope go to an out-of-state mailbox,” says Galliher. “In the past, the Massachusetts mailing address has raised a few eyebrows and people contacted us to ask not only if we were aware of our own letter, but also to make sure we had not hired a fundraising company that would take a portion of the donations made. Then, and now, we want to assure our neighbors that we will absolutely receive the donations, and we will receive them in their entirety.”

If anyone remains leery of mailing a check to an out-of-state address, they have two additional donation options: Either deliver a check in person to AVFD Headquarters at Company 1 at 25 Darling Drive (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or donate via credit or debit card on the AVFD’s website at www.avonvfd.org.

About the AVFD

Incorporated in 1943, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects more than 18,000 people living in the 22.6 square mile area that makes up the Town of Avon. The Department’s mission is to provide fire suppression and prevention, life safety and rescue support, as well as other community support to the citizens of the Town of Avon. In addition, the Department provides mutual aid support to those surrounding communities that, in time of need, may request such assistance.

Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department prides itself on the selflessness and dedication of its members. The Department operates six companies and 15 pieces of apparatus, including a brush truck, ladder truck, tanker, rescue vehicle, boat, and pumpers. Four stations are located throughout Town – Company 1 on Darling Drive, Company 2 on Secret Lake Road, Company 3 on West Avon Road, and Company 4 on Huckleberry Hill Road. Anyone interested in learning more about the AVFD should call the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) at 677-2644, visit www.avonvfd.org, connect on Facebook and Instagram at AvonVFD, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.

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