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April 2016

Dear Neighbor:

Thank you for the continued support to YOUR volunteer fire and rescue department.  For over 70 years, your neighbors have and continue to be there unconditionally to respond to any and all emergencies that happen in our community.  As a not for profit entity, all donations we receive are used in helping keep Ashburn safe.  The last 18 months at Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) have been busy and I would like to share with you all that we have done and are doing to continue to help keep Ashburn safe. Everything we do is made possible because of generous support from families like you.

After more than 70 years in our original building from 1945, we made the difficult decision to tear it down and build a new, more efficient Fire Station 6. For those of you that drive down Old Ashburn Road on a regular basis you have witnessed the impressive transformation that has occurred. This was no small undertaking and one that was four years in the works prior to the first shovel hitting the ground. The total cost of the project, roughly $9 million, was paid for using $3.650 million from county funds with the rest coming from savings, donations and bank debt. I sincerely thank all of our partners in this project, including our donors. The next step is to give Founders Hall a ‘face lift’ and get the Pancake Breakfasts (and other hall rentals for those of you interested) back up and running in the late third quarter of this year.

In the coming weeks, we will kick off our annual door-to-door fundraising campaign.  Please take the time to speak with our representatives as they will be offering you an opportunity to support AVFRD by donating towards our Founders Hall refurbishment effort or our Fire and Rescue services in general. If you prefer, you may go to www.ashburnfirerescue.org and donate directly to us that way as well.

Thank you again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at our Annual Spring Open House at the new Fire Station 6 on May 15th.  Information can be found here.

Thank you,
Jimmy Olevson
President, AVFRD
Firefighter/EMT, Wednesday Crew

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