- Category: Editorials
- Published on 17 August 2011
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
By Susan Reeves
Franklin County has four fantastic volunteer fire departments. It is overwhelming to think that these men and women put their lives at risk to protect the homes and property of our citizens,
and they don’t receive any personal compensation. They have all done a fantastic job of fighting fires in extreme conditions and deserve a standing ovation from us all.
Each of the VFDs also deserves funding support from the citizens they protect without having to beg for it. The cost of fuel alone is depleting their funds quickly, and they are in need of assistance. Each department receives a small amount from the county. The remainder that they need is earned through fund raising efforts. We should each make a donation to our local department.
Send donations to:
Mount Vernon Fire Department, % City Hall, P.O. Box 597 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457;
South Franklin Fire Department, 264 FM 3357, Scroggins, Tex. 75480;
North Franklin Fire Department, P.O. Box 1162 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457; or
Purley Fire Department, P.O. Box 603 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457.