Often, trees are the reason people lose electrical power. This year, however, the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department used trees to help provide electricity for future power failures. How? By allocating all the profit from their annual Christmas tree sale to the Department's Emergency Shelter Initiative!
In order to assist the population of Cavendish in times of emergencies, the Cavendish Fire Department is working to strengthen the emergency sheltering capabilities within our town. The Department is raising money to purchase an emergency generator for the Cavendish Baptist Church building. The projected cost for this endeavor is approximately $10,000.The Cavendish Fire Department believes that the church building makes an excellent shelter facility not only for its large and accommodating physical plant, but also because the Church can modify regular operations in the case of a large-scale ongoing emergency event like the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Cavendish Baptist Church is sending a big “Thank You!” to the Cavendish Fire Department and all the individuals who purchased their Christmas tree from the Department. The current balance of the Emergency Shelter Initiative fund is $668 – a good start! To contribute to this effort or to coordinate on another public safety project please contact:
Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department
Att: Emergency Shelter Initiative
PO Box 453
Cavendish VT, 05142
Or call the Fire Station at 802-226-7790 and leave a message