TEMPLETON — The community of Templeton came out in support of Templeton Fire and Emergency Services during #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Local business Weyrick Lumber Company said they would provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,500 for the Templeton Fire’s #GivingTuesday campaign.
Templeton Fire and Emergency Services is in need of money to help offset the costs associated with providing emergency services which cannot be captured by the general fund. Which is why they reached out to the public to help donate funds.
“We are very excited about the results of #GivingTuesday. To date, we have received $5,100. This total includes the match money,” said Laurie Ion, Assistant to the General Manager for Templeton Community Services District.
In addition to Weyrick other local businesses contributed. Las Tablas Animal Hospital presented a $500 donation to Aimee Edsall and Templeton Fire and Emergency Services Chief Bill White and Umpqua Bank also gave a $500 donation.
Chief White said, “I cannot believe the tremendous amount of support that we received from businesses and individuals in the Templeton Community for #GivingTuesday. Their tremendous generosity will allow us to purchase a new siren/growler (used to clear intersection) and Jaws of Life Hydraulic Power Unit, as well as, new structural firefighting equipment. If we receive additional donations by year end it would allow us to cover additional operational and equipment needs that are not budgeted because of our limited funding.”
Templeton Fire is still take taking tax-deductible donations through the end of the year as they still need to purchase additional equipment such as firefighter turnouts and to help support ongoing staffing and operational needs.
If you would like to donate, make your tax-deductible check out to Templeton Fire and Emergency Services. You can drop off a check at the Templeton CSD Administrative Office located at 420 Crocker St., Templeton or mail a tax-deductible donation to P.O. Box 780, Templeton, CA 93465. For taxes, utilize Internal Revenue Code section 170(a) and (c) (1) and California Revenue and Taxation Code section 17201(a). Any donation is appreciated by Templeton Fire.
For more information, contact Chief Bill White at 805-434-4911 or [email protected].