Through the Marion County Firefighter Benevolence Fund, members of the Professional Firefighters of Marion County Local 3169 work together to positively impact the community through myriad charitable endeavors.
In the Spring, the Benevolence Fund hosts the Annual Stop Drop & Run 5k Race to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Michelle-O-Grams charity, which provides free mammograms to under privileged women in the community.
In the Fall, members participate in Marion County’s Annual Chili Cook-off, which raises funds for The Cornerstone School, and host the Salt Water Classic Fishing Tournament.
During the Holiday season firefighters work tirelessly with the Marion County School Board to collect and distribute Christmas gifts for children who might otherwise go without.
Still, the benevolent spirit of MCFR firefighters isn’t seasonal. Whether it’s assisting brothers’ and their families with medical bills, collecting non-perishables for local food pantries or supporting safety programs, Local 3169 members are passionate protectors of the community year-round.
Click here to go to learn more at the Marion County Firefighter Benevolence Fund website or to make a donation.