I want to put the word out about a possible scam. The other day my wife received a phone call at her care facility from someone reportedly representing firefighters looking for donations. He was very persistent even when she told him she has no money (she does not have enough to pay for medications and even hair cuts), trying to shame her into donating even $20.
A call this morning to our fire chief confirmed that this is not how fire fighters raise money, they hold events, they do not canvas by phone. There are no associations that do this as far as he knows.
So a caution to people out there to be aware.