Port Jervis F.D. Fund Drive

$325 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 6 months
Created November 6, 2018
Dear resident and neighbor,

A few years ago, the City Council commissioned a comprehensive survey by an independent consultant to insure we were operating our all-volunteer fire department in an efficient manner, concentrating on safety for our firefighters and our City residents.  We have been implementing the recommendations of the report and we are happy to advise that we have improved our record keeping, apparatus and equipment maintenance, training and method of responding to emergency incidents.  As a result we have been successful in improving our insurance rating to a level that often results in a reduction of fire insurance premiums.

You may have noticed that we have not solicited any contributions by means of an annual fund drive for the past three years.  Rather than simply send out a request by mail year after year, we decided to be sensitive to those that always contribute, and wait until we had a truly valid reason to ask for your financial support.  

As the City continues to develop the hiking and biking trails in our abundant mountainous terrain, we are tasked in providing the same level of response to those areas for both fire and life safety emergency responses.  We were successful in applying for a grant for a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) a few years ago.  Looking to the future however, we will need to properly outfit and equip the UTV with the ability to rescue and transport anyone injured in those areas, as well as attack any potential fires that may occur in those area.  Your donation to this fund drive will allow us to acquire a combination skid mounted rescue/firefighting unit which will be installed on our UTV.

If you wish to donate to us, checks can be made payable to the Port Jervis Fire Department, Post Office Box 1002, Port Jervis, New York 12771.  Donations can also be made electronically through this site.

Any amount that you could comfortably share with us, will be greatly appreciated, and in doing so, you will know that you will be allowing us to continue helping those in their time of need.  On behalf of the officers and members of the Port Jervis Fire Department, we would like to thank you for the consideration given this request.



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As of today, 02/21/2019, through the generosity of our friends and neighbors, we have met 57% or our fundraising goal. There were 7 electronic donations received through our GoFundMe and PayPal accounts, and 111 checks totalling $5,333 that were written directly to our Department.

Thank you so much!
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We are happy to report that as of today, 01/11/2019, that we so far reached 51% of our goal! Thank you to our 107 generous donors.
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We are happy to say that as of Christmas Day, we reached 48% of our goal. We introduced our campaign on 11/29/2018 & 11/30/2018 in a local public mailing, and on 11/28/2018 through Facebook. To date, there have been 100 individual donations through direct mailings, through PayPal and through GoFundMe. Thank you to all of our generous donors!
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Today we have reached 42% of our goal thanks to the continued generosity of our donors. The vast majority of our donations are sent by check. Besides this GoFundMe page, we also have a PayPal account to receive donations. Thank you again!
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$325 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 6 months
Created November 6, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Port Jervis Fire Department
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Port Jervis, NY
EIN: 201375856
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