The Daniel R. Sayre Foundation is taking its fundraiser online. This year, instead of its gala dinner and silent auction, the community is asked to support the Hawaii County Fire Department by visiting the foundation’s website and bidding on a variety of items.
The online auction is today, Saturday, September 8, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time at www.DanielSayreFoundation.com.
In addition to the auction, supporters can go online and pledge financial support for the purchase of equipment and training items needed by the island’s fire and rescue personnel. And you may also just make a donation.
Fire Chief Darren Rosario has echoed the sentiments of previous Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira in saying the support of the Sayre Foundation has been invaluable to the Department. Each station submits a “wish list” of items they need to do their jobs better, items not covered under the County budget.
Due to professional commitments, Dr. Frank Sayre and Laura Mallery-Sayre, the founders of the Foundation, decided to hold a letter donation campaign and a virtual auction via the web site this year instead of a fundraising dinner. The couple plan to resume the awards dinners and auctions August 31st, 2013.