MADISON, Alabama – The Huntsville non-profit Partnership for a Drug-Free Community hosted its first-ever fire truck fundraiser, called the Pullin ‘for Partnership Fire Truck Challenge 2021.
Teams of ten have signed up to try to pull a 46,000-pound Madison fire truck 50 feet by rope at Madison City Stadium. Over 20 teams competed against each other to see who could pull the fire truck fastest to boast rights and trophies.
“In organizing this event, we consulted with other non-profit organizations that have organized this type of event.
in other cities and states, ”said Wendy Reeves, Executive Director of Partnership. “The participants will create
fun memories as they help the Partnership deliver its engaging and much-needed drug education for young people
programs to our community. It will also benefit the Recovery Resource Hub program which helps people
who are living with addiction and want treatment to find the services they need.
DirecTV entered several teams for the competition on Tuesday. Johnni Mohprasit, assistance specialist at the center, said they wanted to make a small impact on a big problem.
“We are really excited to get involved in the community and try to make an impact on the opioid epidemic that we have here. I know this was an important initiative for today, ”said Mohprasit.
Donations to the 501 (c) (3) agency are tax deductible, and all profits will go directly to Partnership for
drug-free community programs.
Reeves said pledges, sponsorships and team donations are more important than ever as demand for partnership programs is at an all time high due to the opioid and vaping epidemics among young people, which have been amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.
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