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Dear Community Supporter,                                                                                April 2018


            This year Your Volunteer Fire Department is beginning its 80th year of service to the communities within and around Arbutus, Catonsville, & Halethorpe.  As one of the busiest volunteer companies in Baltimore County we continue to average over 3000 calls a year for Emergency Medical, Fire, Rescue, and Swift Water Rescue services.  Over the next year we look forward to continuing to provide the services you expect and deserve as well as visit area schools to educate our most precious resource, our children, in fire prevention and safety at home and in school.  At the beginning of the year we made a decision, in conjunction with our carnival ride provider, to discontinue the carnival.  This was a mutual business decision and we appreciate all the support the community has provided for this event over the years and look forward to the community supporting us in other ways such as this direct request for support.

We understand that you have many choices to support an array of volunteer organizations.  Therefore we want to assure you that your Volunteer Fire Department continues to strive to provide the best service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Your support last year assisted us with the renovation of our operational areas where many of the EMTs and Firefighters spend most of their time and for that we say Thank You!  Our next major capital project is the replacement of one of our Ambulances and Fire Engines at cost of approximately $900,000.

            This is our primary request for direct assistance, other than our photo fund drive which is typically held in the fall.  As with other volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County we DO NOT conduct telephone solicitations.  This mailing is also handled by members of our department which enables us to receive 100% of your donation. 

Wed also ask that you check to see if your employer offers matching donations for employees who donate to charitable organizations.  If you shop online via Amazon wed ask that you support Arbutus VFD by utilizing Smile.Amazon.com which provides the same products and utilizes the same login you are used to through Amazon.

            Please take a few moments and send in your tax deductible check or money order to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in the enclosed return envelope or make your donation online at http://arbutusvfd.org/Annual-Funddrive.htm.  If you would like to find out more about your Volunteer Fire Department, or are interested in joining, then please stop by, visit us online, or join us during our monthly social at the firehouse on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM.

            Thank You for your continued support of the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary.



John W. McDowell



Events and Activities

Non-smoking Cash Bingo every Monday, Thursday, & Saturday starting at 7:15 PM

Food truck Wednesday from March 14 thru October 24 (5-8 PM Spring/Fall, 5-9 PM in Summer)

Children Safety Day & Fall Festival:  October 6th

Photo Fund Drive: October - December

Cash Raffle: November 10th, over $12,000 in prizes

Holiday Train Garden November January   

Cookies & Milk with Santa December 1st    

Pancake Breakfast, December 9th  from 8 AM 1 PM

Children Birthday Parties available, call numbers below

When ordering on Amazon order through Smile.Amazon.com and support the Arbutus VFD

Large/Small Hall, Large/Small Classroom, & Pavilion rentals available. Details online

We recycle Paper & Aluminum; help us by depositing these items in the marked containers at the station