Fund Request Organizations for Hometown Heroes Selected
FARGO, ND - The Fargo Force announced today the organizations selected to receive funds raised on the night of the sixth annual Hometown Heroes promotion to take place on Saturday, Jan. 19. The organizations were voted on by the Hometown Heroes committee which is comprised of corporate sponsors, Fargo Force staff and members of local first responder groups.
Organizations submitted their requests which included the amount requested, item/training to be purchased, and what the item or training would be used for. Last year, Hometown Heroes raised just under $32,000 which allowed the Force to be able to donate lifesaving equipment and supplies back to seven different organizations. The hope is to exceed that amount this season.
Funds will be raised through sponsorship, post-game jersey auction, chuck-a-puck contest, silent auction during the game, raffle board sales and merchandise sales. The Force will also donate $1 of every single game ticket sold from that night back into the pot. Several sponsors have also pledged to donate money back per Force goal scored with a minimum of a one goal commitment.
There were 18 total requests for funds submitted. The top ten organizations and the funds requested (along with items) are listed below in order of who will get funds first.
Order Organization Amount Requested What the money is for
1 Clay County Sheriff's Office $ 6,469.87 16 Vortex Rifle Optics, 35 Tourniquets with pouches, 5 combat rated helmets
2 Dilworth Police Department $ 3,330.00 2 AED's
3 Hawley Fire Department $ 2,350.00 3 mustang water rescue suits and life jackets. Currently do not have any water rescue equipment.
4 Fargo Police Department $ 7,500.00 Tactical medical kits (if selected for $7,500-would just get as many medical kits as they could get for that amount)
5 Sabin Fire Department $ 6,698.00 Air bag lifting kit and portable scene lighting
6 Fargo Fire Department $ 4,180.28 12 Axes and 12 Halligens for each Fargo Fire Dept. engine and truck.
7 Moorhead Fire Department $ 7,090.88 Side imaging sonar, fire prevention and educational materials, and an AED
8 Dilworth Fire Department $ 5,724.10 14" rescue saw, sensit gold gas monitor, 16" smoke ejector fan
9 Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department $ 5,914.00 2 AED kits
10 Cass County Sheriff's Office $ 4,031.00 Pulsar thermal imaging device.
Hometown Heroes is Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:05 PM. Tickets are available at the Scheels Arena box office Monday through Friday from 10AM-5PM, online 24/7 at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
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