Campbell County Rescue Squad Auxiliary
The Mission Statement of the Campbell County Rescue Squad Auxiliary is to assist the Squad through financial support for equipment and property needs, enhance community awareness of the Rescue Squad’s Mission and participate in community projects.
HISTORY: The Campbell County Rescue Squad Auxiliary was first formed in 1965. It remained active until sometime after 1972 at which time it became inactive. Then in 1990-91, it was reorganized.
Later the Auxiliary joined the District (Southcentral) and State (AVAVRS) Associations and has remained active in both including some of our members holding District and State offices. We attended the yearly District meetings as well as hosted some. We attended annual state conventions and entered our first scrapbook to be judged in 1994. A few more were entered for judging after that but in later years, efforts were put into maintaining the scrapbooks to preserve our local Auxiliary history.
FUNDRAISERS: Over the years the Auxiliary Fundraisers have consisted of the following: Spaghetti dinners; Pancake breakfasts; Bake sales; sold Tupperware; sponsored Halloween Dances, raffles, a male Beauty Contest, a Fashion Show and a Queen Contest; published
a cookbook; sold all-occasion cards and custom-made coverlets featuring points of history and interest in the Central Virginia area.
Our first Craft Bazaar was held on November 5,1994. Since then, this Annual Fall Craft/Arts Show has been held in November and has become a successful fundraiser showcasing many talented crafters and artists who return to do our show year after year.
To date, the Portrait Fundraiser (picture project) with Community Support Services conducted every other year continues to be our most profitable fundraiser.
SERVICE TO THE SQUAD: Our support and teamwork to the Squad through the years was shown in the activities and projects as listed: decorated a float entered into the local Christmas Parade; assisted with disasters; served refreshments for training, educational classes and special events such as EMS Week appreciation; fixed suppers for the duty crew; planted flowers on the front lawn; prepared meals and/or snacks for the monthly Squad meetings; provided food, supplies and assisted with the annual Squad Picnics; planned, provided food,supplies, door prizes and “Santa” gifts for the annual Christmas Dinners; provided food over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for those on duty; assisted and provided the social hour refreshments for the Annual Installation Banquet; prepared lunch for the VAVRS Executive Committee; helped the Squad host the VAVRS District 5 Meetings and “Fun Day” events; cleaned up the Squad’s kitchen and other areas. Various gifts of equipment, furniture and other items have been donated to the Squad. We also helped whenever needed with the Squad’s annual fundraising events.
Special events for the Squad’s children and grandchildren such as Easter Egg Hunts and Halloween Costume Parties were provided to the delight of the children.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY: Filled Christmas gift bags for servicemen in Vietnam; collected clothes for flood victims; participated in the Lynchburg Training School’s Carnival Day and Parade; collected food for Campbell County Social Services to distribute to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas; donated Easter baskets to Social Services for needy children; sponsored a nursing home resident (a relative of an Auxiliary member); and made donations to different causes such as we donated to a fund for a cancer patient. Since 2005 through the Vision Care Program, we have sponsored students at Leesville Road Elementary School in conjunction with local eye doctors.
We are very proud of our organization and our association with the Squad. We are always looking for interested members to join our association. If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact Donna Porter, Auxiliary President at 434-525-3838 or