I trust everyone is safe and well, if not a little stir-crazy. Here is your chance to get out of the house for an hour or two, and do a good deed at the same time.
(See the article in today's Daily Sun, page B-6).
We have had to cancel our Detachment meetings but that doesn't mean that we have to cancel our charitable operations. The beauty of this particular function is that it is geared to Fire Department and EMS workers, of which a number of our members were and still are, actively involved.
The Board of Trustees recently approved a $500 donation to the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in support of their Community Outreach Program.
I'm forwarding Susan Soltysiak's , Chair of the Community Outreach Program and the owner of Thomas Insurance Services, email describing the event and the duties involved. It is very "volunteer-friendly". No heavy lifting, no serving, no social exposure; just pick up, go to the location, confirm personnel on premise, make the drop, and you're finished.
This is what the volunteers will need to do:
We need volunteers to pick up food (curb side) from:
La Hacienda Catering located at 1200 Avenida Central, Lady Lake Florida,
and deliver to different EMS/FIRE STATIONS around our area. The delivery drivers will need to stay at the station, until the Firefighters, EMS / First Responders return to the station if they are out on a call.
This is slated for this Monday & drop off will be at 11:00; pick up will depend on the address you are matched up with.
This event will take place this coming Monday, May 4th, no later than 10:00 AM, La Hacienda Rec Center, located at 1200 Avenida Central, (which is the location of La Hacienda Catering, ) in Lady Lake Florida near Spanish Springs Town Square.
These first responders are performing magnificently and deserve to be recognized and appreciated.
This is Detachment 1267's chance to shine and to do what we do best, and that is to serve others. I will be on hand Monday morning, and I expect to see at least of squad of you there. I will have new masks for your protection.
Email back to me so that I can provide Ms Soltysiak the number of volunteers available, to help her schedule the assignments.
Sumter County Fire Department has two stations close; Station 31 (5 Fire Fighters) in Wildwood and Station 32 (4 Fire Fighters and 2 paramedics) in Oxford. The closest after that is Lake Panassofkee. Lady Lake has Station 52 (3 Fire and 2 EMS) and Station 54 (2 Fire) The Villages has 9 stations (which is Lake and Sumter County)combined have 58 Fire and EMS). They all run different shifts; 24 hours on and 48 off; shift A B & C. Total of 76.
Attached is a PDF file showing the Stations (with addresses) we will be serving along with the number of personnel in that respective unit.