Hometown Heroes fund request forms are now available for organizations to fill out and send in. The deadline for applying for funds is December 1, 2017. Click here for the form.
Fund request forms should be submitted for organizations looking to purchase life saving equipment/uniforms, upgrades to life saving equipment or for training. The organization must submit an estimate or a quote from the company where the equipment/uniforms/training is to be purchased. Due to non-profit rules, the Fargo Force will purchase the equipment/uniforms/training directly. The ordering may be done by the organization applying for funds.
Last year's Hometown Heroes night raised just over $28,000 in total. The Fargo Force were able to give back to six different organizations.
Below are the organizations that benefitted from last year's event:
West Fargo Police Department-ballistic shield
Glyndon Rescue-communication radios
Horace Fire and Rescue Department-gear, medical supplies and equipment
Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department-bunker gear
West Fargo Fire Department-thermal imaging camera
Valley Water Rescue-upgrades to generator
The Fargo Force Hometown Heroes committee will review all requests and select the benefactor(s) by the second week in December. The organization will then be notified that they will be receiving their funds requested. If the amount raised during the game exceeds the chosen organization’s requested amount, other organizations will be selected to also receive funds. Organizations will be contacted in advance to know where they sit on the list to receive funds. *Changes to amounts of funds allocated over the max amount of $7,500 can be voted on by the committee.
All organizations that submit a form to request funds can also fill out to have a booth at the Fargo Force game. Space is limited for booth space. Click here to fill out a booth form.