New Water Tender Fund as of February 6,
2/5/2015 - A second large donation has arrived!
Once again, thank you to all our donors!
The goal is definitely in sight!
2/4/2015 - A large donation has arrived along with others,
getting us much closer to the goal! Thank you!
11/24/14 - IMPORTANT NEWS: a $125,000 Matching Grant has been announced!
This is a huge step in our fundraising process, and we hope you will join us in donating to this effort!
In May of 2014 a group of people concerned about the status of our community's water tender decided to do something about it. They formed the LPVFR Water Tender Coalition, and started making plans. On June 1, at the annual VFD BBQ, an effort to raise money from the community to purchase a new water tender was formally kicked off.
Water Tender 3651 went into service in 1992. It turns out that a fire engine is old when it gets to be 10, and while its useful life can be extended to 15 years, go much beyond that and you're asking for trouble. Fire engines have a hard life. At 22 years old WT 3651 is positively ancient, and it shows. It spends a lot of time in the shop (over 100 days in the first 4 months of 2014 alone) and experiences both mechanical problems and simple leaks. And repairs cost money.
We all count on this equipment, whether we know it or not, and it can make a huge difference in a fire fighting effort.
Please use the links above to learn more and contribute to the cause.