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Help Local Volunteer Fire Departments after Buffalo Gap Fire

The Community Foundation of Abilene has partnered with First Financial Bank, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, Dodge Jones Foundation and others to raise funds to help support the efforts of the Buffalo Gap Volunteer Fire Department and the ten other VFD’s from Taylor County that worked tirelessly to contain and put out the Camp Barkeley fire that burned over 1,000 acres.  We want these funds to help replace the communications tower that was lost and repair other equipment that was damaged or destroyed due to the fire.

Please join us in this effort!  We will make sure that the funds go out to all 11 VFD’s unless you specify your gift go to a specific department.  You can either click on the “Donate” button on the homepage and make a donation through PayPal or you can mail a check to: Community Foundation of Abilene, PO Box 1001, Abilene, TX 79604.  Please call or email Katie Alford if you have any questions, 325-676-3883 or

For more information about the fire and the local VFDs involved, please click here.

Volunteer Fire Department Fund

The Volunteer Fire Department Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene focuses on the tremendous work being done by the various rural and volunteer fire departments.

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Save the Date:

Future Fund Christmas Party

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Sayles Landmark

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Fundraising Flight Plans: Creating a “First Class” Nonprofit Story

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Making our community a better place.

Making our community a better place.

Honoring a father’s legacy one meal at a time, through the Community Foundation of Abilene, two men were brought together with one common goal, a soup kitchen for the homeless in Abilene.

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