Update on the Future New Bridge Rescue EMS Station!
The Louisa County Board of Supervisors approved $800,000 in the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for construction of the New Bridge Rescue Station at the County-owned BarkPark location on New Bridge Road (Route 208) near the Food Lion Shopping Center at Lake Anna. The expressed understanding is that the first $100,000 of “seed money” would be raised from the local community before budget funds would be appropriated.
Why are you being asked to donate?
In the past, construction of Fire and/or Rescue EMS stations was funded totally by the citizens of local communities via donations and fundraising events, rather than by Louisa County. With this in mind, a non-profit foundation was established, the Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services, and a commitment made for $100,000 of the cost to be raised by citizens and businesses.
This commitment helped to ensure the New Bridge Rescue Station inclusion in the budget. Recently, County revenue is projected to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the New Bridge Rescue Station will be competing with other budgeted capital improvement projects for these funds. Raising the seed money now will help convince the Board of Supervisors to appropriate the funds as soon as revenues become available. We want to stay at the top of the list by raising the $100,000 “seed money” as quickly as possible!
How can you DOnate now?
Here are several ways to make a tax deductible contribution. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will bring us closer to making the New Bridge Rescue Station a reality.
Send a check to:
Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services
P.O. Box 1021
Louisa, VA 23093
FLKAEMSaccting@gmail.com (using the PayPal app)
The Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) and their EIN is 84-4326206.
New Bridge Rescue Coverage Area
For more information, please see the documents posted in our Land Use Library.