For Sale Rifle raffle for broke volunteer fire department

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  1. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    ***EDIT*** Drawing has been held and thanks to all you guys that supported this has been the best fund raiser the station has had as far back as I can find records for. I cannot express my gratitude enough.
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    I recently took over as chief for the Beattyville (Kentucky) Fire Department. We are 100% volunteer. I have been dealing with trying to fix years of mismanagement and spending on needless items. We only have one truck that functions properly right now, but have like $12,000 in un-needed specialty valves (would sell them but since they were bought with state aid funds it would cause issues with the state). Anywho, we have our local festival coming up in about a month and since we only have $1,500 in the bank (of which I donated most of through getting the FD into my companies donation match program) I looked in my safe for something to donate. Only thing that wasn't crazy expensive and new in box was a Henery break action 243 winchester. I donated the rifle to the station for raffling off. If anyone would like to help out a really needy fire department (we are in the top 10 poorest counties in the nation with no economy, thus no tax base), and take a chance on winning a pretty nice rifle, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I am rambling on... Chances are $2 a pop. Can send funds through https://www.paypal.me/beattyvillevfd and put name and phone number in the notes.

    Shipping for anyone not local will be provided to FFL that accepts from individual. If anyone has any concerns I use the same username on accurateshooter and snipershide, have 100% positive feedback.

    The rifle is the black version of: https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/single-shot-rifle/

    243 Winchester blued steel version
    22" barrel
    1:10 twist
    drilled and tapped for scope with adjustable rear sight and front brass bead
    really nice walnut stock

    Thanks
    ben
     

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  2. mudygmc

    mudygmc Active Member

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    I'll donate. I know two people that lost their homes to fire. One lost an impressive collection of guns. They had a hard time with it. I couldn't imagine losing my possessions to a fire or flood. I've had things stolen but nothing of that perportion. I feel for anybody it happens too. I gladly support local fire Department s. Who knows someday I might be relying on them. Good luck with your raffle I hope you do well.
    Adam
     
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  3. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate it. Every little bits helps. Will get your tickets into the pot in the morning.

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  4. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    I'll get in on this! Lots of people don't understand how much cutting coal production
    hurt Kentucky! I'm lucky to live in one of the higher income counties. (Boone)
    But you ad no Jobs.. Meth..Heroin. And a lot of people are really suffering!
    Charity begins at home!
    Well I just bought 15 chances...Wish me some luck!
     
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  5. Left Hand Dave

    Left Hand Dave Well-Known Member

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    When is the drawing and is there a mailing address? Everyone doesn’t do PayPal. Also if we do this are we going to be getting a bunch of phone calls? Not trying to be a turd, just get a ton of phone spam.
     
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  6. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    I'll get it! When does the money need to be in by?
     
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  7. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    If you participate your phone number will be written with an ink pen on a ticket and not used for anything other than contact if you win. No spam at all...

    Our mailing address is:

    Beattyville Fire Department
    PO Box 98
    Beattyville KY 41311

    Thank you to all that have purchased tickets.

    Thanks

    Ben
     
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  8. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    The drawling will be on Oct 21st at around 5 pm, so just any time before then.

    Thanks
    ben
     
  9. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for participating. I moved back to my home town after selling a company myself and my brother started. I still work remotely as a software engineer but am one of the lucky few that can live in this area and actually have a decent income. There really are no jobs and the ones that are/were here are dwindling every years. Most people have to drive about 1.5 hours each way to the Toyota plant in Georgetown just to make a living.

    Thanks
    ben
     
  10. Rumup

    Rumup Well-Known Member

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    I'm in
     
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  11. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much
     
  12. Jeffrey May

    Jeffrey May Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Took a donation from some retired Fdny guys where in for 50 will send next monday
     
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  13. andrewsben

    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys so much.
     
  14. Scottf

    Scottf Well-Known Member

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    Donation sent, glad to help out FD brothers
     
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