Annual Giving Campaign 2019

Help Us Help You!

Your tax-deductible donation helps make sure that we are always ready when you need us.

Goals and Progress

In 2018, 22% of Sunrise Beach households donated during the Giving Campaign, for a total of $49,000. Our goal in 2019 is to increase both the participation rate and total giving by just over 50%, to 35% of households and $75,000.

Thank You to Our Supporters

We are proud to recognize our Giving Level donations of $150 or more. The most recent donations are added to the top, giving everyone a chance to be first on the list! Please keep in mind that many choose to remain anonymous.

$1,500 or More

Chief’s Circle Supporters

$750 or More

Captain Level Supporters

Luci Baines Johnson
Shirley D. Muery
James and Jennifer Blankenship

$250 or More

Lieutenant Level Supporters

James Frechette
The Phillips Family
Mac Shuford
Robert and Jonell Johnson
Anne Houy
Donn Kingsley
Lewis Russell
Michael Byrd
Leo and Janelle Boutte
Mike and Sheryl Perkins
SDS Island LLC
Darren Hughes

$150 or More

First Responder Level Supporters

Duane Boyd
Judy Buchanan
Tony and Kim Bartys
Mike and Sabrina Drewry
Marvin Porter III
James and Bonnie Richards
Richard and Hazel Stumpf
Henry and Trudy Decuir
Jeffrey and Terrie Simmons
Debra and Kelly Jacobsen
Ritter Family Trust
Michael and Dena Arnold
Durval Russ
James Myers
Frank Serpas
Patricia Albin
Michael and Loree Britt
Thomas and Tericia Armstrong
Terry and Dianne Scalise
Barbara and Randy Bell
Fred and Linda Butler
John and Karen Barbe
Nelson Finch
Blake and Alyssa West
Steve and Brenda Best
Hannah Temple and Chris Sanders
Wade Cleary
In Memory of Colonel (Retired) Jim Sawyer

Nine significant wildfires in one eight-week period

2018: An Extraordinary Year

By the time it was over, we had exceeded our projected budget by more than $13,000

A Brutal Ten-Day Stretch From Our Twitter Feed

Through it all, we continued to handle normal EMS and fire protection duties at home. This pace takes quite a toll on resources, personnel, and equipment.

Our basic operating costs average $50,000 annually.

An Expensive Business

Here is what we spend yearly on everyday expenses – the same kind that you deal with in your household. And like you, we also have to plan for unusual years and big future expenditures.

The simple truth is that all of the trucks, equipment, and protective gear we use in our firefighting and EMS duties is expensive; after all, it must be able to defend your health, safety, and property while simultaneously protecting the unpaid volunteers who are responding to help you.

  • Training and Certification: $7,600
  • EMS Supplies: $4,300
  • Insurance: $7,400
  • Protective Gear: $4,800
  • Vehicle Maintenance: $9,200
  • Station Maintenance: $5,800
  • Communication: $3,500
  • Admin: $2,700


Automated External Defibrillator


Handheld Portable Radio


Protective Gear – EACH Firefighter


Wildland / Brush Fire Truck


Primary Structure Fire Engine

Our Giving Level Awards

All donations are greatly appreciated! This is simply our way to show a little extra gratitude.


First Responder

Includes recognition on the website (if desired) and a “Sunrise Beach VFD Supporter” window decal.



Includes First Responder awards plus VIP seating and service at the annual Memorial Day BBQ



Includes Lieutenant awards plus two free meals at the annual Memorial Day BBQ, a special recognition event at Fire Station One with a catered meal and VIP tour, and a commemorative item.


Chief’s Circle

Earn Grandparent of the Year! Includes Captain awards plus your choice of two people to ride on our Fire Engine in the July Fourth parade, or a personal visit to your home by the Fire Engine.

Special Selection

Donor of the Year

One supporter will be chosen Donor of the Year, and will have their name engraved on a plaque at Fire Station One, enjoy a private dinner with the Chief and Senior Officers, and be recognized at our annual Awards Banquet in December.

Make Your Online Donation Now

About recognition of your donation on our website:

We are proud to recognize all donations of $150 or more on this website. By default, we will list the Billing Name exactly as entered below. If you would like us to show something else (your company name, “The Smith Family”, etc.) or you wish to remain anonymous, please include specific instructions in the Notes field below. Thank you!

First Responder Giving Level  (Window Sticker) $150.00 Modify & complete order below
Lieutenant Giving Level $250.00 Modify & complete order below
Captain Giving Level $750.00 Modify & complete order below
Chief's Circle Giving Level $1,500.00 Modify & complete order below
Basic Donation or Extra Contribution Suggested Amount: $100.00
Modify & complete order below

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    Send checks to Sunrise Beach VFD, 124 Sunrise Drive Box F, Sunrise Beach, TX 78643