The SGIFVD relies primarily on donations from our community and various year-round fund raising programs to support every aspect of our Department — including:
- Volunteer recruitment & retention programs
- Fire and first responder training
- Vehicle purchases
- Fire prevention activities
- Community outreach programs
- Equipment and supplies
- …and much more
The SGIFVD is largely supported by our annual fundraising event, the St. George Island Chili Cook-off. Every dollar counts and makes a difference to our department and our volunteers.
The St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the fire department are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor to learn how this applies to your personal situation.
You can send a check or money order made out to the “St. George Island VFD” via mail to: Post Office Box 682, Eastpoint, Florida 32328.
We are fortunate to have a very dedicated volunteer membership providing fire and first responder service and administrative and support service to our community every month. If you are interested in volunteering with the SGIVFD, please contact us. Click here to contact us.
Along with its beautiful beaches and lovely sunsets, St. George Island is also famous for wonderful cookbooks. Beginning with the first book published in 1994, this successful fundraising effort has always helped support a much needed community service. The new book is a beautifully presented collection of favorite recipes contributed by residents and homeowners from St. George Island and the surrounding areas of Franklin County. The organizers say, “With this book, our community finds a special way to thank, celebrate and support our First Responders, a unit of our St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds will go to help keep our most dedicated unit ever strong.”
The newest edition features the cut paper assemblages of local artist Beth Appleton. Inspired by island life, Beth helped design the book by selecting her brightest and most colorful works to illustrate chapters and pattern pages. These cookbooks can be found on the Island in Sometimes its Hotter, Island Dog, or The SGI Lighthouse Giftshop.