With this 1,270 acres of water and recreational activities on Belleville Lake, also comes the increased responsibility for public safety. Every year there are accidents on the water, and the first responders rely on having the best available equipment to assist our citizens. They have completed these tasks heroically with a dive trailer that reached 30-years old this past year. The trailer, although functional, was in need of major refurbishments and upgrades for our dive team to be best equipped and to offer the best possible service to our neighbors.
When the request from the Township Police Department came in to replace the trailer, the Van Buren Civic Fund jumped at the opportunity. We look to make brick and mortar, capital improvements, and more or less permanent investments in the community. This request was a perfect match to the mission of the organization.
“To assist in reducing the burden upon the Van Buren Township government through financial support for high quality services and capital improvements which benefit the citizens of the Township.”
The vote was unanimous to fund the $34,000 Dive Trailer. Although we hope this will never have to be used, the trailer has been built out with state of the art equipment so our first responders can help the citizens if called upon.
The Van Buren Civic Fund has helped numerous groups in the township over the past several years. Those groups include; Police and Fire Departments, Seniors Center, Van Buren Little League and Lacrosse Associations, Belleville Public Schools. Look to this website and Facebook page often! We will be sharing more details with you this year as we continue to reach out and help Van Buren Township be the best place to Live, Work, and Play!
Contact Info: vanburencivicfund.com