Rescue Squad's Annual Fund Drive Begins
Monday, November 8, 2010 8:22 am
Cannon County Rescue Squad, Inc.
618 Lehman Street
Woodbury, TN 37190
2010 RESCUE FUND DRIVE
Your financial support is Essential for us to continue saving lives!
We are 100% VOLUNTEER
As we begin our 2010 County wide Rescue Fund Drive, we would like to once again thank you for your past support of the Cannon County Rescue Squad. Your donation helps to purchase life saving equipment, Rescue vehicles, funding for Rescue Training, equipment maintenance, and daily operations of the Squad.
Through contributions from donors just like you, we were able to purchase the first new Rescue Truck ever in Cannon County. This year we need your help to update some of our aging fleet of Rescue Tools. In 1979 the Rescue Squad purchased the world famous “Jaws-of-Life” through donations from donors just like your. Without your generous support we would not have the necessary equipment to respond to emergency calls each year.
We still operate the Squad’s original Jaws-of-Life. Over the years, we have added to the fleet of Rescue Tools and vehicles. In recent years, we have doubled our response capabilities; however, we have a critical need to update many of our older Rescue tools.
Some of our tools are 20-30 years old and are in need of replacement. The average useful life of a Rescue Tools is approximately 20 years. So as you can see, your contribution will help to protect lives in Cannon County now and 20 or more years into the future.
The Rescue Squad serves all of Cannon County. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt, emergency service organization. The Squad was founded in May 1978 with the mission of saving lives. For 32 years, our Squad has been the only organization providing Rescue Services to the entire county. We also respond outside of our County, when requested; but our primary responsibility is to the citizens of Cannon County, Woodbury, and Auburntown.
Please don’t underestimate how important your support can be.
For as little as 7 cents per day ($25.00) you can make a difference.
For more information on donating or membership opportunities contact:
Michael Underhill, Captain, 615.904.5002 or Tim Bell, Unit Director, 615.849.2730
Remember, we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are neighbors helping neighbors. Thank you for helping us to help others.
This fund drive is promoted solely by the Members of the Cannon County Rescue Squad, Inc. No outside agency has been contracted to solicit these funds. No salesman will visit your home. 100% of your donation will go to benefit the Rescue Squad and the citizens of Cannon County.
Goals for the 2010 Rescue Fund Drive
Upgrade and replace outdated Rescue Tools.
Improve response capabilities during emergencies and disasters.
Improve efficiency with newer Rescue Equipment.
Improve safety for Cannon County Residents and Save Lives.
Why Donate to the Rescue Squad?
Only about 10% of the Rescue Squad’s operating budget comes from tax dollars.
Donations and Fundraising make up the balance.
The Rescue Squad responds to all of Cannon County.
The Rescue Squad is made up of a trained volunteer workforce.
Neighbors helping neighbors.
Ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Facts about Cannon County Residents
32.7 minutes - Average commute to work for someone living in Cannon County.
8.2 minutes higher than the State Average
7.2 minutes higher than the National Average
Donate on-line at www.CannonCountyRescue.com