Sunday, May 07, 2006
Last fall I wrote up a post for this site about the goings on with our fire department's quest for a new fire truck. I took this as a personal mission or goal to try to bring this to fruition. Like most small organizations on a shoestring budget we have our strengths and weaknesses. We overcame our weaknesses to make this happen.
As you can see from the pictures the truck arrived. It came today, that's me by the truck in both photos.
The process of financing the truck was a hassle. The first loan company tried to put us into the wrong loan product for the type of department we are. I had to do a last minute loan through the fire department's bank, Chase. At one point it was looking like my wife and I might have to lend the final $20,000 to buy the truck but Chase came through very quickly.
We are have our annual meeting (which is a big event) over Memorial Day weekend. I plan to grovel in front of the community to try to get people to donate enough to pay off the loan.
You can probably guess what is coming next here. I am groveling in front of the audience that reads this blog for donations toward the loan balance.
Anyone so inclined can Paypal the Fire Dept through the Walker Fire website (scroll down once you get there) or mail a check to;
Walker Fire Protection Association
5881 Walker Road
Prescott, AZ 86303
On a personal note this is a big deal to me that we were able to set a big goal like this and actually make it happen. Thank you for taking time to read this and thank you to the many readers who have already donated to this effort.
Posted by Roger Nusbaum at 1:09 PM