Firefighters raise funds
The East Fork Professional Firefighters Association raised more than $18,350 for local families and cancer research in 2017.
A breakdown of the funds raised were:
March: $8,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
March: $1,080 to St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thon to benefit childhood cancer.
July: $700 to #TrentStrong: Association members competed in Grillin’ & Chillin’, the annual Family Support Council of Douglas County fundraiser.
October: $4,500 to #TrentStrong. EFPF firefighters staffed its annual Tanker Drop booth at Candy Dance.
November: $75 to the Douglas High School wrestling team for basic first aid supplies, upon request from the team.
December: $500 for the KTVN Channel 2 Share Your Holiday event benefiting the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Association members contributed the entire amount.
December: $3,500 to Operation Warm to purchase 200 new winter coats for children identified by the Douglas County School District and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.
December: $500 planned donation to Holiday with a Hero, along with personnel who will attend the annual shopping day for kids.
The $4.586 million deal includes a low-interest SBA 504 loan facilitated by Nevada State Development Corporation. Heritage Bank of Nevada partnered in financing.