The Magoffin County Rescue Squad is now accepting donations for the 35th Annual Media Auction, slated for May 1 through 3.
The Magoffin County Rescue Squad is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emergency aid and rescue to the people of Magoffin County. In August they will celebrate 40 years of service in Magoffin County.
"Without community support, we would not be here," Captain Carter Conley. "We appreciate all the donations from the public and businesses. This is our biggest fundraiser and this tells us how we're going to be able to service the county. The money raised during this event will pay for maintenance, insurance, supplies - everything goes up, but we hope to be able to keep providing quality service."
Last year, the Rescue Squad was able to raise over $20,000 at the media auction and hope to get roughly the same amount this year to cover their operating costs. With vehicles over 10 years old and constant needed repairs, Conley said this money is crucial to continue providing their services to the community.
May 1, 2 and 3, the Magoffin County Rescue Squad will be conducting the 35th Annual Media Auction, which will be covered by the WRLV radio station, 106.5 FM, MCTV-Channel 15, and the local newspaper, the Salyersville Independent. The Rescue Squad is dependent upon the money raised during this radio, TV and newspaper auction.
All donations of items, money or services are tax deductible as approved by the Internal Revenue Service No. 51-151531.
Any and all donations will be appreciated, Conley said. To donate an item, contact the Magoffin County Rescue Squad at 345-5500 or call Captain Carter Conley at 496-6155. The Independent will release more information about the auction as it becomes available.