Generosity grows, but fire departments need more volunteers

I would like to inform you that the people of Sahtlam were very generous in donating to Sahtlam Volunteer Fire Rescue’s fourth spring drive for the food bank.

Food and monetary donations have increased steadily each year as residents become aware of the need within our larger community of support for the food bank.

As you are aware, cash donations to the food bank allow them more purchasing power with wholesalers. I think that the community as a whole should be made aware of the efforts of Sahtlam Volunteer Fire Rescue and our Sahtlam community.

During this spring drive, Sahtlam area residents donated 968 lbs of groceries and $453.35 in cash.

Volunteering and organizing local functions within our local community is an important part of what we do.

Getting out into the community allows us to be visible and communicate with residents not only about the spirit of volunteerism but of the need for people to step up and be involved.

Unfortunately, fire departments within the Valley are at a historically low level in applications as residents are tied into an ever increasingly busy life style.

Mike Lees

Deputy Fire Chief

Sahtlam Volunteer Fire Rescue