The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department has received several calls in the past few days concerning people being called upon in the county soliciting donations for the fire department.
The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department does not/nor has not ever done any type of solicitation in this form. They would like to make sure that the community is aware that this is not affiliated with the fire department and should you be asked, you may wish to contact local law enforcement.
The only time that the local fire department asks for funds is:
1. The first weekend in June they set up roadblocks, and usually in November they conduct a pancake fry. Of that 100% of the proceeds go to the WHAS Crusade for Children for special needs children and that money is returned to the Adair County School System in forms of grants.
2. Starting in June they will advertise an annual membership drive. A membership with the fire department ensures for your $25 membership you will not receive a non member call rate of $500 per fire. These memberships are the only source of revenue that the Fire Department collects to maintain the fire protection they provide to the citizens of Adair County. They receive no money from the Adair County Fiscal Court.
3. Should you have any further questions on this issue feel free to contact Donald Hare, Public Information Officer at [email protected] or (417) 505-9241.