Show your community, what it cost to be a Volunteer Firefighter.
Ask yourself this question; does your community truly know what it costs to just dress a volunteer firefighter; a single firefighter? Just ONE? … I can bet they do not. It is not their job to know, and of course there is nothing wrong with that. But why wouldn’t you bring that to their attention? Show them piece by piece, what your gear costs for just ONE firefighter. I am sure that when they do learn, they will be shocked!
This is another great way to help explain where their donations go and how it helps out your department. Seeing what goes into dressing a single firefighter properly takes a lot of money. It is nothing to be worried about by sharing this information; it will only benefit your department. As well as protect each and every one of your fellow volunteer firefighters! We are not saying create a separate fund drive mailer, but include an image with a few sentences explaining your goals with getting new gear. Images are key; they are more attractive to the eye. (Example to the right.)
We have recommended this to our clients throughout the years. And of course they all jumped on the idea, and have had a tremendous turn out! That is why we continue to recommend it, and share it with our blog readers!
This is a very important matter; so bring it to your donor’s attention! You will be surprised to see that your community will come together and protect and support their firefighters! Because that is what you all do for them, without hesitation!