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Gregory Volunteer Fire Department in need of volunteers and funds

In the small city of Gregory, volunteers play an important role in protecting the community.

“Gregory had that flood a few weeks ago, we were out doing a lot of water rescues, we were out here for about eight hours,” says Gregory Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson Amy Amy.

But the GVFD is in desperate need of help.

“We’ve had a hard time finding new members,” says Amy.

Amy says the no pay and conflicts with day jobs prevents people from committing. She says it has been at least two years since they had enough volunteers.

“Right now we have a roster of 11. 20 to 25 would be ideal for us,” says Amy.

The department is sounding the alarm for personnel as well as funds.

“A lot of our trucks are outdated, we have one truck right now that’s out for maintenance, it’s been out for quite a while,” says Amy.

The department is hosting a waffle breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Amy says the goal is to raise $2,000.

“We need first aid kits for our trucks, we don’t run medical calls, but if we are on scene before an ambulance gets there we do have EMT’s on staff,” says Amy.

They are also hoping to purchase a drone to help them in wildland fires. They are inviting the community to help them continue doing what they love one waffle at a time.

“We have a lot of passion for our community and to serve the community,” says Amy.

For more information follow this link.

Mayra Cordova

Mayra Cordova

Mayra joins the Action 10 News team as a multimedia journalist and anchor. Shortly before joining Action 10 News, Mayra was a multimedia journalist for CBS-affiliate, WHBF, in the Quad Cities of Illinois. She is happy to be back in Texas where the food is great and the weather is much warmer especially in beautiful South Texas. Mayra earned her Bachelors from the University of Texas at Arlington where she majored in Broadcast Communications and minored in Political Science. She interned for KXAN in Austin and Univision in Dallas and found time to serve as Vice President of UTA's National Association of Hispanic Journalist Chapter. Born in Mexico, Mayra is fluent in Spanish and loves Mexican food. She can't wait to get her fill of South Texas Tex-Mex food. She enjoys a good cup of joe too and is always looking for a recommendation on great local coffee shops to try. If you've got a story idea or want to get in touch with Mayra, email her at
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