Gauge raised to measure rescue station fundraising

Pat Gallagher of the Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services speaks after a gauge was unveiled to measure fundraising efforts for the New Bridge Rescue Station.

The Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services kicked off its fundraising drive this morning for a new rescue station on New Bridge Road.

Members of the foundation invited Louisa Fire/EMS Chief Keith Greene, Supervisor Duane Adams (Mineral District) and others to the Bark Park, where the station may be located, to observe the unveiling of a thermometer gauge to measure the amount of money raised. 

Louisa County acquired the Bark Park property several years ago from the developers of the nearby Cutalong residential and golf course project, with the intent of one day using it for emergency response services.

The estimated construction cost of the rescue station is $800,000. The supervisors asked the foundation to raise the first $100,000. According to foundation board member Ron Skinner, the group has already raised more than $18,000 and is about to ramp up its efforts.

To learn more about the foundation, go to http://newbridgerescue.com. To make a contribution, go to this link: https://www.paypal.me/lkaems.

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