The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Franklin Township is a rural township with 29,000 residents. We are dedicated to giving our residents great service while preserving our rural atmosphere.
We're a big township with a small budget. Twenty-nine thousand residents, 33 square miles of land, 53 miles of roadway, a road department, a volunteer fire department, a part time EMS service, a cemetery and two parks are operated on 2.5 million dollars a year. To those that aren't familiar with government accounting or budgets that may seem like a lot. However, it is not. We are constantly seeking new ways to increase revenue, applying for grants and holding our hand out. We rely heavily on grant funds to even be able to provide our firemen with fire protection gear that will keep them safe. There is no money left for festivals, parades, or flashy signs.