If you knew that there would be nobody to come to your home to put out a fire, would you still cook? Or turn on lights, enjoy a nice candle, or even just feel safe living and sleeping in your home?
Unfortunately for the people of Placencia, this could very well be their reality. Currently there is only one fire truck serving a population of 3,500-5,000 people, depending on the season. This fire truck is incredibly old and could stop functioning any day now.

 

 
 

Luckily, there is a solution, but we need your help to achieve it.         

The Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview in Alberta, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/edmontonriverviewrotary/) is donating a Fire Truck to the Placencia volunteer fire department.

But, we need to raise $15,000 to refurbish it for optimal performance.

The Rotary Club of Placencia (http://placencia-rotary.squarespace.com/) has committed $5,000 of the $15,000 estimated cost.  The club will also manage clearing customs in Belize and driving the fire truck to the Placencia volunteer fire department.

Believe in Belize has committed to funding $10,000 through its donors. Any small amount that you are able to contribute will bring us one step closer to ensure a safer existence for the people of Placencia.

 
Major Donors (US $1000+)