- Last Updated on 07:57 AM 10/30/13
- BY Special to the Gazette
It is that time of year again when members of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department will be going door to door to raise money.
Liberty Volunteer Fire Department members will be going door to door on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We appreciate all the support our community has given us over the years,” said Liberty VFD Chief Andy Hughes. “Our department runs around 75 fire calls each year and 200 EMS calls each year. We hope that our community will continue to support us this year as in the past years.”
This year the fire department has started saving money to help purchase a new pumper for the fire department to help firefighters better serve the community.
The Liberty Volunteer Fire Department not only serves its territory, but their firefighters also assist other surrounding departments on fire calls.
Anyone who doesn’t live in the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department territory but who would like to make a donation to the fire department is welcomed to do so, and all donations are appreciated, Hughes said.
“We spend many hours training for fire and EMS services that we provide to our community for no charge,” the chief said.
This year the fire department has set its annual fundraising goal at $12,000, and they are asking for the community’s support in meeting this goal.
A new pumper will cost the department around $210,000 if purchased brand new.
The department also has sets of firefighting gear that we have to replace each year to stay up to date, Hughes said, and a single set of firefighting gear costs the department $2,800 to replace.
Hughes expressed appreciation to the community for its support in advance of the fundraiser.
“We would like our community to help us reach our goal, so we can make these needed purchases to better serve our communities. All donations can be mailed to Liberty Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 195, Nathalie, VA 24577,” said Hughes.