2021 Fund Drive

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Dear Residents,

On behalf of the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company and our 80 Volunteer Firefighters who are on call 24/7/365 to protect our community, THANK YOU for your continued support. We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on your support to provide community-oriented events. Due to the New York State Department of Health guidelines we have been forced to cancel our traditional fundraising efforts.

As we navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic we have made an extensive effort to keep our community safe. We continue to train and provide the highest level of service in which you deserve as a resident of our great town. Your donation helps us equip our trucks and membership with the most up to date gear and equipment in order for us to serve you at your most trying moments.

As we continue to battle Covid-19 and remain on the front lines to protect you and our community, we are also facing a large financial burden in terms of our communication equipment. Pictured below are portable radios in which we are looking to purchase. We must upgrade these radios due to our equipment running out of service life and parts no longer being made for repairs. Each radio costs approximately $5,000.00. These are the lifeline of the firefighter in an emergency situation and it is imperative that we make this purchase in an effort to boost our communication capabilities. They will be dual band capable to allow mutual aid companies and Clarence Center to communicate at large scale emergencies and multi-agency operations.
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Our radios are our lifelines, an they're in dire need of upgrades due to expiring service life and parts no longer being made for repairs.
We know that these are tough economic times for some, however, we would like you to know that your donation will help us continue to provide the highest level of service to you. As you consider responding to our annual fund drive please remember these three things:
• Your donation is tax deductible
• All donations remain in your local community
• You help us provide a valuable service that can protect you and your loved ones

Thank you for your support and please stay safe,
Chief Benjamin R. Hodge / President Gregory H. Woodruff