DAR chapter helps support fire departments

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Every year, the Judith Randolph-Longwood (JR-L) Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, participates in the organization’s nationwide “Day of Service” on Oct. 11. This date marks the anniversary of the beginning of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, which was founded on that day in 1890. The chapter honored the Farmville and Randolph District Fire Departments in 2021 and the Darlington Heights and Hampden-Sydney Fire Departments in 2022. 

Continuing to show appreciation to those who contribute to the well being of area citizens, the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter Day of Service Committee honored the Rice Volunteer Fire Department and the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department this year. The committee raised over $400 to support its project. Each fire department received water, Gatorade and an assortment of snacks, as well as $100 to help meet any needs the department might have. 

Fluids and snacks provide important relief to the stress of fighting fire. Dehydration is a common enemy brought about by the intense heat, and the frequent intake of fluids and sustenance is essential for the health of those battling the blaze. Citizens of this area are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful individuals dedicated to preserving life and property threatened by fire. 

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