We have been made aware that an out-of-state organization called the “Volunteer Firefighter Alliance” has been making solicitations via phone and US mail within the Town of Monroe to raise funds for their annual fund drive.
THIS ORGANIZATION IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THE 3 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE TOWN OF MONROE, NOR DO WE DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM ANY DONATIONS MADE TO THEM!
The Stepney Volunteer Fire Company No.1 Inc, Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No.1 Inc. and Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company do hold an annual fund drive each year, that will ask for a donation addressed exactly to the respective fire department in your district, and have a local mailing address.
Please see the above example of the mail solicitations from this organization that have been received from residents – THIS IS NOT FROM ANY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY IN THE TOWN OF MONROE. The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department does not solicit for donations over the phone.
Also see link to CT Post: Monroe firefighters not associated with fundraising drive: http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Monroe-firefighters-warn-of-bogus-fundraising-11726742.php?cmpid=email-desktop