FARGO, ND – The Fargo Force have announced that the seventh annual Hometown Heroes promotional night raised $63,071.06. The event took place on Saturday, Jan. 22. With the funds raised, the Fargo Force and Cross Insulation are able to donate back to thirteen total first responder groups within Cass and Clay counties. The organizations receiving funds were voted on by the Hometown Heroes committee which is comprised of corporate sponsors, Fargo Force staff and members of local first responder groups.
Organizations submitted their requests which included the, item/training to be purchased, what the item or training would be used for and the total amount of that item.
Funds were raised through sponsorships, donations, a post-game jersey auction, chuck-a-puck contest, silent auction during the game, raffle ticket sales, merchandise sales, and a $2,500 Dakota Medical Foundation match. The Force will also donated $1 of every single game ticket sold from that night back into the pot and several sponsors pledged and donated money back per Force goal scored on Saturday.
The thirteen organizations who will receive funds (and what for) are listed out below:
West Fargo Rural Fire Department
$4,731.56 | 2 AEDs
Hawley Police Department
$5,000 | AEDs
Argusville Fire Protection District
$2,427 | Four-gas monitor/detector and supporting equipment
Glyndon Police Department
$2,684 | 2 AEDs and replacement pads
Buffalo Area Quick Response Unit
$7,500 | LUCAS 3 chest compression system
Fargo Fire Department
$6,383.20 | Rescue boat and life jackets
Davenport Fire and Rescue
$6,950 | FLIKR K65 thermal imaging camera w/ case, batteries, and charger
Dilworth Fire Department
$2,235 | Equipment for water/ice rescue
Kindred Fire Department
$7,000 | Thermal imager camera
Glyndon Fire and Rescue
$7,326 | Helmet flashlights, hoods, 2 portable scene lights, 2 thermal imagers and 2 forcible entry tools
Mapleton Fire Department
$2,742 | Firefighting nozzles
Barnesville Fire Department
$3,060 | Boots, helmet, hood, jacket and pants for firemen
Cass County Sheriff
$7,150 | Protection for front-line deputies in crowd management situations
The Fargo Force and Cross Insulation would like to thank everyone who was involved in the 2022 Hometown Heroes Night. It was a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without all of you!