The Bourne Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to accept a $250 donation to the Bourne Fire Department. The donation came from a Wings Neck Road couple, Christopher and Alice White.
Selectmen unanimously approved accepting the donation during its meeting Tuesday, February 16. Bourne Town Administrator Anthony E. Schiavi said the Whites made the donation as a show of appreciation to the fire department “for services they provided to them and their family in a time of need just recently.”
The letter from the Whites specifically noted a situation at their home on January 31 and the fire department’s “extremely prompt and professional response.” Bourne fire officials, as well as the Bourne Police Department’s weekly log, confirmed that the incident at the Whites’ home turned out to be a false alarm that went off.
In their letter, the Whites noted that the money will be deposited in the fire department’s gift fund and used for “buying equipment beyond what might be covered in your annual budget.” Despite the absence of any real danger, the Whites still felt compelled to show their appreciation for the department’s efforts.
“Thank you for all you do to keep us safe,” the letter concluded, “especially during these difficult COVID-related times. We are grateful for your department’s excellent work.”