News, Media & Events
- Feb 15, 2015: Thanks to everyone who came to the pancake breakfast at the community center! It was a great celebration of the water tender project!
- Feb 10, 2015: Thank you! We did it! Thanks to donations received in February, we have reached the fundraising goal. LPVFR and County Fire personnel are working with the selected water tender vendor to finalize the specification, and the order will be placed as soon as possible. Over 400 donors made this possible, and we thank you all!
- Many thanks to the Los Gatos Lions Club and the Loma Prieta Club, each donating $5000 to the cause!
- A big thank you to all the community members who contributed to the fundraising campaign at the annual Craft Faire! Over $7,000 was raised in direct contributions. With the matching grant that is over $14,000 added to our fund in just two days. Thank you!
- Matching Grant Announced: In November 2014, the Loma Prieta Community Foundation got a large matching grant from anonymous mountain residents to help raise funds for this project:
- Our own local documentary filmmaker - Anne Evans - has created a video about our need for a new water tender:
- Local press about our community's efforts:
- Santa Cruz Mountains firefighters hit fundraising goal for new water tender - Santa Cruz Sentinel, Feb 15, 2015
- Los Gatos Firefighters say it's time to retire 'Old Leaky' - San Jose Mercury News, Jan 21, 2015
- All I Want for Christmas is a Fire Truck - Los Gatos This Week, Dec 15, 2014 - Vol 1 No 3
- New Water Tender Within Sight For Santa Cruz Mountains Firefighters - Santa Cruz Sentinel, Nov 29, 2014
- Anonymous Donors Make Matching Funds Available for New Water Tender - patch.com, Nov 24, 2014
- Love Me Tender – Matching Funds for Donations - hiway17.com, Nov 23, 2014
- Love Me Tender - San Jose Mercury News, Oct 29, 2014
- Locals Rally to Raise Funds for Water Tender - hiway17.com, Oct 21, 2014
- Firefighters Receive Repaired Water Tender - Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 17, 2014
- Loma Prieta fire department copes without water source - KION News, June 9, 2014
- Santa Cruz Mountains firefighters raise money for new water tender - Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 6, 2014
- This project has also taken us - and sometimes the water tender itself - to some local events to raise awareness and funds:
- The first announcement of this effort, first sent out on the 95033talk neighborhood email list: