Merrill Firefighters give back to the community
Merrill Firefighters Charities recently presented a check for $1,000 to Leroy Fischer to assist in the cost of lighting the Veteran’s Memorial, located off Theilman Street in Merrill.
The monies donated for this project were raised by the Merrill Firefighters in August at Ott’s Park from the 33rd Annual Allan Soward Memorial Softball Tournament. In the past the Merrill Firefighters have donated over $300,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association from the proceeds raised through this event and others.
Recently the firefighters have established their own charity and will still donate to the MDA but a portion of the proceeds will be used locally to help charities within the Merrill area as well. All future fundraising events sponsored by the Merrill Firefighter Charities will continue to benefit local projects and needy organizations. The firefighters in Merrill would like to thank all those who have sponsored or participated in any of their past fundraisers, in an effort to help those in need.