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DEAR FIRE FIGHTER SUPPORTERS:
I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank you for supporting your local firefighters. Your contribution will benefit firefighters throughout Gastonia and Gaston County. You show your support not only for the firefighters, but for your community as well.
The Gastonia Fire Fighters Association represents local firefighters, who are employed by the fire department, in their efforts to take a pro-active approach to fire safety and community services throughout Gaston County. We are a non-profit professional organization; therefore, these ticket vouchers are not tax deductible for Federal tax purposes as a charitable contribution, unless you donate your ticket vouchers to a charitable organization. But please be assured the Gastonia firefighters and the community they serve will benefit from your support.
It is important to note that we represent the Career Professional Firefighters themselves (not the government agencies) and do not financially support any volunteer fire departments.
The firefighters of our nation are rated as having the number one most hazardous occupation in terms of death and injury. Working with the citizens of Gaston County, perhaps we can change these statistics.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (704) 524-9833.
Once again, I thank you for your support. It is friends like you that make a difference.
President, Gastonia Fire Fighters Association
GASTONIA FIRE FIGHTERS SAFETY PROGRAMS
o Camp Celebrate, a weekend camp for children ages 7-15 who have survived traumatic burn injuries; activities include swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, as well as an opportunity to meet other kids who share the experience of having been burned
o Fire Safety Coloring Books for elementary school kids in Gaston County
o Jaycee Burn Center, supporting the burn center at UNC Hospital where the firefighters go if they are injured on duty – it is also the best burn center in the state for children; assisting local families of burn victims with extraneous expenses, like traveling back-and-forth to the center.
o Smoke Detector Program
o Support for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cancer’s Relay for Life, & St. Jude’s Research on a local level
o Support for Youth Athletics Programs, helping to keep the youth off the streets and build character
This Fall, we will be presenting:
Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
Gastonia Professional Firefighters Association
The firefighters work on these programs while off duty and do not receive payment. Their goal is to cut down on the accidents and deaths caused by fire. Perhaps with your support, they will achieve this goal.