Contributor to the Tanya Manus Journal
A grateful neighborhood in Rapid City is holding a fundraiser and potluck to thank the Doty volunteer fire department for their hard work during the recent Schroeder Road Fire.
The Westberry Trails Home Owners Association has set up a GoFundMe account that will benefit the Doty Volunteer Fire Department. By May 27, $ 2,450 of the $ 5,000 goal had been raised. Anyone who wants to contribute can donate at GoFundMe.com/f/doty-volunteer-firefighter-thank-you.
Westberry Trails Subdivision Residents are hosting a barbecue and potluck for Doty Firefighters and their families in the Doty Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 8623 E. Emerald Ridge Road, Rapid City on Saturday, June 5th at 4pm.
During the event, the fire brigade will receive a donation via GoFundMe. The account will remain open for two weeks after June 5 to allow more fundraising to be raised and then the fundraiser will close, according to Mark Howard, secretary and treasurer of the Westberry Trails Home Owners Association.
“After the fire, several residents thought it would be a great way to say thanks,” said Howard, a longtime resident of Westberry Trails. “Doty firefighters are the ones who cover Westberry Trails. We have a connection with them and thought we would do that for our local firefighters. “
The Doty volunteer fire brigade has around 30 members who provided fire protection or support services during the Schroeder fire.