The Chalk Bluff Volunteer Fire Department is a small volunteer fire department in an unincorporated community in McLennan County, Texas. In 2004, we bought a new pumper truck to replace the existing truck that was more than 25 years old. This truck is meant to better serve the community of Chalk Bluff and has been a valuable asset to neighboring communities and counties as well.
Since we are in an unincorporated area, we do not generate a tax revenue. We mainly rely on donations. In 2004, we were hosting an annual training class, which provided a steady stream of income and allowed us to make the 12,000.00 annual payment. With the down-turn of the economy in 2008, participation in the training class dwindled, and regulations changed ultimately ending the school. Unfortunately the sluggish economy affected everyday families, and even the CBFVD. Household budgets tightened, and donations began to lessen over time.
We fell behind on the truck payment and have not been able to catch up. Now we are faced with a dilemma. The holder of the note is going to take possession of the pumper truck unless we can raise the requested funds. WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep this valuable asset in the Chalk Bluff Community.
The Chalk Bluff Volunteer Fire Department is a strictly volunteer organization. There are no paid members. The small group of dedicated volunteers have jobs and families, yet they sacrifice their time and talents to help people in the community who find themselves having possibly the worst day of their lives. We put out fires to minimize damage to property. We sometimes have to use our rescue tools to remove trapped, or injured people from cars mangled from a crash. We've pulled drowning kids from pools and rivers. We've gone out at 3AM to the call of an unconscious person, ending up in the back of an ambulance assisting paramedics performing CPR while in transit to the hospital.
At all of those types of calls, our pumper truck has carried the firefighters who perform all the above tasks and the tools to safely perform those tasks. It's invaluable to each of your means of living and the security it provides for the community. Help us keep this much needed, valuable resource; For all of us. Thank you sincerely from the heart for your support.
- Luther & Janice Haak
- Michael Eastridge
- Ronnie and Linda Turnbough
- Rose Hagood
- Tom and Cindy Dunn
Organizer and beneficiary
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