On Tuesday July 24, Honorary Mayor of Burney Ralph Freitas presented the Chief of the Burney Fire Protection District Monte Keady with a check for more than $1000 at the Burney Fire Station.
The donation will be used to buy two new pagers for BFPD volunteers.
Mayor Ralph said that on Saturday, July 28 he will be at the MMA BATTLE CRY CAGE FIGHTING sponsored by Pit River Casino to raise more money for the fire district.
“My goal is to raise another $500 to $1000 to get them two more pagers.” said Freitas.
Freitas was announced winner of the 2018 Honorary Mayor’s Race at the opening event of Burney Basin Days on July 5. Four candidates competed to see who could raise the most money for a local charity. Mayor Ralph raised $2,110.85. Half of the money raised went to the charities the candidates ran for and half of the money went to the Burney Chamber of Commerce who sponsored the Mayor’s Race.
Upon being presented with the check, Chief Keady said, “I appreciate it very much when people step up as Ralph has done to help out. If people volunteer, that’s great. If they do something like this, I am happy.”
Mayor Ralph said, “I would like to thank everyone for their support and love. I love you all for what you have done. Without all of you, I couldn’t do this.”