Yarra Glen CFA benefits from Ritchies
Members of the Yarra Glen CFA were pleased to receive a donations cheque from the Ritchies Yarra Glen store of over $68,000 worth of community contributions given to the brigade since 2008.
Ritchies' donations have helped the brigade buy a new 2.4c tanker, renovate the fire station and buy T-shirts and helmet torches for their members.
The captain of the brigade, Bill Boyd said: “When the pagers and the sirens sound, the residents of Yarra Glen can rest easy with the knowledge that their community benefits card contribution is actively helping someone in trouble by providing the brigade with equipment and also a comfortable environment for our meeting and training nights.”
Since the Ritchies Community Benefits program began in 1993, more than $3 million has been donated to CFA brigades.