This coming Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Berwyn Fire Company is participating in the annual global generosity movement of GivingTuesday. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, BFC joins millions worldwide participating in this annual fundraising initiative to inspire others to give.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year
The COVID-19 pandemic will go down in history for all of us. It has demonstrated that many of the funding mechanisms for the Berwyn Fire Company can fluctuate dramatically. Berwyn Fire and EMS have always relied on fundraising donations to help our organization offset our annual operating budget but have shown they are even more critical in 2020.
For example, a portion of the annual revenue generated by Berwyn Fire Company comes from providing stand-by ambulances and trained medical staff at community events, such as the Devon Horse Show. Additionally, the income we receive from billing patients for ambulance transportation is our largest single funding source. Unfortunately, insurance companies reimburse patients directly, and many individuals fail to forward those funds to us – a problem that only becomes magnified when families are experiencing economic hardship.
“Donations from local businesses play a big part of our annual fundraising. Unsurprisingly, these businesses have had to tighten their purse strings. We appreciate the community coming together to support one another, including our organization. We hope you’ll consider making a donation to our GivingTuesday fundraiser or making an end of the year contribution as we close out 2020,” Tom Torresson, President of Berwyn Fire Company.
The Berwyn Fire Company greatly appreciates the support of the Tredyffrin-Easttown community to keep our fire and EMS operations running smoothly
If you want to learn more about the history of this global giving movement launched in 2012, visit the GivingTuesday.org website.