Why do you need donations? As an all volunteer, non-government organization Upper Salford Volunteer Fire Company depends on a combination of fund-raisers and donations to keep your local fire company running. The money we raise keeps the lights on, fuel in the trucks and coats on our backs. While we do receive occasional grants and some assistance from the township for major purchases (one fire truck can cost over $500,000) our day to day operating costs must be covered with our own money.
How is this money raised? You see our signs for chicken barbeques, penny auctions, and used toy sale. Plus we spend a week over at the Philadelphia Folk Festival selling food and drinks every year. You may also receive our help letter in the mail. All of these fund-raisers require an investment in time from our members. That time is in addition to the hours spent training, maintaining equipment, running the organization and responding to almost 200 emergency calls every year.
What can I do to help? Well the easiest way is to fill out this form and make a donation. No amount is too small and every donation is both appreciated and tax deductible. If you still aren't sure you want to donate just remember: no one gets paid for protecting your community, we are all volunteers. 100% of your donation will go toward operational expenses.
Please note: You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation with your credit card through PayPal.