2016-12-25 / News

Eagles Auxiliary raises funds for Montrose Twp. Fire Dept.


Montrose Eagles Auxiliary President Cammie Martin (right) presents Montrose Fire Chief George Taylor (left) with a check for $424, raised from a taco bar dinner on Nov. 19 for the Montrose Township Fire Department. The auxiliary wanted to thank all the firefighters and their families for the sacrifices they make daily. (Courtesy Photo) Montrose Eagles Auxiliary President Cammie Martin (right) presents Montrose Fire Chief George Taylor (left) with a check for $424, raised from a taco bar dinner on Nov. 19 for the Montrose Township Fire Department. The auxiliary wanted to thank all the firefighters and their families for the sacrifices they make daily. (Courtesy Photo) MONTROSE – Cammie Martin, president of the auxiliary for the Montrose Eagles Club 4090, knows about getting things accomplished.

Martin and her crew of women from the auxiliary recently spearheaded a taco bar on Nov. 19, to raise funds for the Montrose Township Fire Department.

“Everything for the meal was donated by our members,” she said. “I called many of our members and asked if they could donate salsa, sour cream or other items, and everyone came through.”

The event drew in about 60 guests who came to eat, but more importantly, came to show their support for the local fire department.

“Most of the guests recognize the sacrifice the Montrose Township firefighters make on a daily basis,” said Martin. “They’re working hard on our behalf, they’re on the scene of many accidents and fighting fires for all of us in the community. We were happy to cut them a check from the taco bar profits.”

The taco bar event raised $424 which will go directly to the fire department.

“We’re really pleased to be on the receiving end of the Eagles auxiliary and their generosity,” said Fire Chief George Taylor. “We’re planning to put this donation into our equipment fund.”

The Fire Department uses its equipment fund for various purposes.

“It’ll help when it comes time to purchase things like wax, nozzles, hoses, axes, uniforms and gear,” said Taylor.

There are about 100 Eagles club members Martin can access to get help for various fund-raising projects throughout the year. For example, the women’s auxiliary raised money for the local Santa’s Workshop last year and more recently they gave away Thanksgiving baskets and helped resident Billy Clark, who endured a tragic barn fire.

As president of the group, Martin has the responsibility of selecting local charities worthy of their time and donations.

“We try to pick different charities to help out. There is always someone in need,” she said.

Martin said they also have a yearly scholarship which is awarded to a Montrose Schools student.

“We’re an organization that is all about people helping people,” said Martin. “If there is a need in the community we do our best to try to fill it, or at least make a contribution toward it. We just try to make a difference in our own way.”

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