LA MOTTE, Iowa — The La Motte Fire & Rescue Department seeks donations to acquire a replacement for a 41-year-old firetruck.
The department announced online that the body, tank and pump of the department’s 1980 firetruck are “rusted beyond repair.”
The post notes that the price of a new truck is about $275,000. A used truck would cost about $150,000. It states “our small community could use your help.”
“We are calling on the power of social media and the generosity of strangers to donate a few dollars to our cause,” the post states.
You can make donations via Venmo at @LaMotte-Fire, (phone number 8643) or mailed to P.O. Box 276, La Motte, IA 52054.