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Union Fire Association Launches “Responding Together” Campaign

Dear Neighbor,

Our Fire Station, Union Fire Association – Station 28, needs your help. Our volunteer fire company is funded, managed, and staffed by a very special group of people: you. Founded in 1903, we have served Bala Cynwyd and Merion by fighting fires and responding to emergencies. Much has changed over the last 118 years, but our commitment to safety and excellence has remained the same.

This year we are embarking on a major fundraising campaign to help us improve the services that we provide. This is our first major campaign in over a decade and we are counting on your help to raise $118,000.00. These funds will support everything from equipment purchases to maintenance of our firehouse to projects and programs to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters.

Tuesday, May 4th is Firefighters Day and we will be holding a community-wide day of giving when we will ask every member of our community to contribute to our fire company. We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor is offering a $50,000 matching grant for this event. Our goal is to raise $50,000 on that day, and which will then equal $100,000, thanks to this donor’s generosity. With your help, we can raise an additional $18,000 to help us meet our total fundraising goal of $118,000.

Contributions will be recognized in a number of ways. Contributors giving $250 and above will receive a special recognition package including the coveted Union Fire Association hat. As always, contributions of $1000 or more will be permanently recognized in the firehouse and will be acknowledged throughout the year in our fundraising campaign literature and on our website. Contributions of $2,500 or more will receive all of these benefits plus special Leadership Circle recognition throughout our fundraising campaign. Of course, any size contribution is important and we are grateful to everyone who supports our fire company and our volunteer firefighters.

Sponsorship LevelAmountIncludes
Chief$5,000+Chief’s Award, Leadership Circle Recognition & Permanent Recognition in Firehouse
Deputy Chief$2,500Leadership Circle Recognition & Permanent Recognition in Firehouse
Captain$1,000Permanent Recognition in Firehouse
Active Duty$250
First Responder$100


We hope that you will join us in our campaign to safeguard our fire company so that we can continue to keep you and everyone in the community safe. 

Yours Truly,

Lori Salkin, ‘Responding Together’ Campaign Chair & Vice-President
Mike Leibowitz, President

Responding Together Committee

  • Leonard Bernstein, Solicitor & Director
  • Aaron Epstein, Active Members Club President & Support Firefighter
  • Israela Friedman, Community Member
  • Scott Friedman, Corresponding & Recording Secretary, & Firefighter
  • Jonathan Kaye, Active Members Club Vice President & Support Firefighter
  • David Magerman, Director
  • Kevin Murphy, Financial Secretary & Treasurer, & Director
  • Isaiah Rappaport, Marketing Consultant
  • Abraham Vegh, Support Firefighter
  • Akiva Weiss, Active Members Club Recording Secretary & Firefighter