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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Volunteer Rescue Squad Fundraiser Shut Down In Va.

A volunteer rescue squad needs money for equipment and supplies for its ambulance after a weekend fundraiser was shut down.

Members of the Fredericksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad set up its fundraising signs and collection nets at a half dozen storefronts as part of its annual drive with a goal of $20,000 over the weekend. Before noon Saturday, police went to the squad’s headquarters and informed them they were breaking a city ordinance prohibiting panhandling and dangerous solicitation.

After calling off the collections, they learned they could have continued if they stayed away from the street.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didnt Salisbury Fire Chief do this to the Local 4246 with the Fill The Boot fundraiser they do?