The Lake Shore Fire Department’s 2017 Fund Drive is now underway. We thank those of you who contributed last year – again only about one-third of the residents we serve, many of whom are repeat donors who understand the value of volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue services in our relatively small community. Last year our members answered over a thousand calls and donated literally thousands of additional hours training, attending schools and performing maintenance work at the fire house. The tax savings in labor costs alone is staggering and is estimated to be as much as one million dollars per year per township in Pennsylvania. Thus, in addition to helping LSFD your contribution is a de facto referendumof your desire to keep volunteer emergency services active in our community.
Once again, we are asking you to support our Annual Fund Drive to enable us to continue to provide you with the level of care that you have come to expect. We ask that each resident donate 1/10 th of one percent of the value of your home. For example, if your house is valued at $100,000, we ask that you donate$100, or if it’s worth $175,000, a gift of $175 would be appreciated. We understand that some families cannot afford to donate this amount all at once. If this is the case we ask you to pledge what you can afford and over the next 10months send in your pledged amount on a monthly basis. This option is available on the return form at the bottom of this letter. In any case, we would appreciate a donation in any amount that your family can afford. And remember, every donation is tax deductible . It’s never too late to donate – donations are accepted throughout the year.
The officers and members of the Lake Shore Fire Department would again like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who have supported us in the past and look forward to your continuing support this year. If you haven’t helped before, or are new to the district, we need your participation to keep our community a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Thank you and have a safe 2017.
Darryl Tavernese Pat McKellop