UXBRIDGE: Firefighters will soon be moving into a brand new fire hall, at Brock St. and Concession 6, but before that happens, firefighters will be holding their last fundraising car wash at the old fire hall.
The 10th Uxbridge Firefighter’s Car Wash, takes place on Saturday, July 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Uxbridge Fire Hall, at 17 Bascom St.
The cost is a donation of any amount. The car wash is one of two main fundraising events, the firefighters put on. The Boot Drive at the Santa Clause Parade, being the second. All money raised goes to local initiatives or individuals in need of funding. In the past, The Uxbridge Firefighters have supported, The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, the Salvation Army, Loaves and Fishes, the Uxbridge Lions Club, and Camp Bucko, a camp for children with burn injuries.
The donations also support local volunteer firefighters. “If there is a death in the family, a birth, a marriage, someone is ill or a son or daughter needs assistance, with a fundraiser at school, we provide them something to show our support,” said Jonathan Britton, a volunteer firefighter with the Uxbridge Fire Department.
If a firefighter provides many years of service to the community or has done something noteworthy, they receive a plaque at the Fire Department’s appreciation night. In addition, the plaques and pictures displayed at the fire station are maintained over the years.
This is the public’s last chance to see the old fire station. The new facility will allow firefighters to engage in additional training onsite rather than traveling to other facilities. It was designed after the Listowell style of fire hall’s and has a budget of $3.8 million. “Any support the community can provide would be greatly appreciated... We (Uxbridge Firefighters) all live in the community and want to support our community, whether through providing fire rescue services, helping at community events, or supporting those in need,” added Britton.
For more information, contact Jonathan Britton at, firstname.lastname@example.org.