02 Oct PFARS Capital Campaign Community Phase Begins
The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS) has announced the start of the community phase of its campaign to build a new headquarters and secure the future of the nonprofit organization. A new state-of-the-art facility, presently under construction at 2 Mount Lucas Road, will become home to the town’s emergency medical and rescue operations in early 2020.
A modest endowment will serve as an investment in the specialized equipment and training needed to ensure best-in-class emergency medical and rescue services. To date, the campaign has raised 75 percent of its $12 million campaign goal. The sources of campaign revenue are gifts from individuals and private foundations, along with the sale of squad-owned real estate.
The squad began planning 15 years ago to replace its outdated headquarters at 237 North Harrison Street. Based on call volume over the past 10 years, the new facility will be ideally situated to offer the best possible response times to all Princeton residents.
“We are optimistic that residents will support this once-in-a-lifetime campaign, just as they have been behind us for 80 years,” says Mark Freda, president.