Hutchinson, KS – Hutchinson Fire Department (HFD) raised $63,233 in just three days for back-to-school supply drive! “HFD wants to thank the great citizens of Hutchinson and the surrounding area for coming out and supporting HFD in this great cause for our children,” said Fire Chief Steven Beer. Supplies will be distributed to over twenty-eight schools in Reno County.
“We are overwhelmed by the response from our community,” said Fire Marshal Mike Cain. “This is one thing that the HFD can do to give back to our community.
There were countless extra volunteer hours of off duty firefighters, their families, friends, and area teachers along with sponsors RCB Bank and Allen Samuels Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. All were key in making this come together, manning doors, and sorting supplies.
HFD’s back to school program is led by the Community Risk Division of the HFD. HFD’s back to school program is partnered with schoolteachers at each area school. Every spring, area principals are emailed a list of essential school supplies for the upcoming year. They then list the supplies needed and the quantities that they need. Forms are then emailed back to HFD to start the process in motion. Supplies are then sorted, boxed, and taken to the schools where these requests can be utilized by the teachers. Teachers distribute as needs occur.