2024 Annual Fund Drive


2024 Annual Fund Drive

The Community Volunteer Fire Company of District 12 out of Fairplay in Washington County, Maryland, is in the midst of their annual fund drive. While they receive some financial assistance from the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, many county residents do not realize that Washington County does not impose a fire tax or fire service fee. The Fire Company is entirely dependent on grants and the generosity of neighbors and supporters to cover expenses for the purchase and maintenance of equipment for their firefighters, and for the upkeep of their fire department and banquet hall on Tilghmanton Rd. in Fairplay. The banquet hall is also an important source of fundraising, as they rent the hall to other groups and use it for their own fundraisers, including a monthly Bingo game, meat bash, and a variety of other events.

Currently, Company 12 has embarked on a significant fundraising project to purchase a new fire truck – estimated cost of which is $898,000. They are also in the middle of their annual fund drive, proceeds from which go to support the invaluable efforts to protect the Fairplay community and surrounding area. You can go to their website here to contribute to their worthy projects and to learn more about Company 12, including how you can become a member: https://www.fairplayvfc.com/. While fundraising letters are sent to all the households and businesses in the Fairplay service area, the return generally ranges from about 12-14 percent of those addresses – it would be great to see an increase this year! Any contributions are greatly appreciated, and the Company gives thanks, always, to those who have already donated, this year and in past years.

Pat Miller

Member, Company 12

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