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Dear Community Supporter,                                                                                                                     April 2017


            This year Your Volunteer Fire Department is beginning its 79th 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.  In order to continue to be prepared we are once again asking for your financial assistance.

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 purchase of equipment for a new ambulance which was delivered in the spring and for that we say Thank You!  In preparation for the future we have begun a major renovation of our facility where the EMTs and Firefighters spend most of their time.  This upgrade began in March and is scheduled to be completed in June at a cost of approximately $400,000.

            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.

            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

Annual Carnival, July 17-22, starting nightly at 7 PM, Parade @ 6 PM July 17th

Children Safety Day & Fall Festival:  October 7th

Photo Fund Drive: October - December

Cash Raffle: November 11th, over $12,000 in prizes

Holiday Train Garden November 19th January 1st   

Cookies & Milk with Santa December 2nd   

Pancake Breakfast, December 10th  from 8 AM 1 PM

Children Birthday Parties available, call numbers below

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

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