HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Fire Corps President Colleen Gibson alerted the public to a scam that is circulating via telephone calls in the area. According to Gibson, the fire corps has received reports of residents receiving calls to solicit monetary donations.
“The Towns County Fire Corps and/or Towns County Fire and Rescue would never call you personally in an attempt to collect donations,” Gibson stated. Likewise, Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales posted a similar warning on her social media page.
Founded nationally in 2004, Towns County Fire Corps is a locally-driven program that enables community members to offer their time and talents to their local fire and emergency medical service departments in a non-emergency capacity. Towns County Fire Corps was established in 2008, and consists of volunteers dedicated to assisting local firefighters and medics.
Flyers were recently distributed via the postal service to area residents in an effort to raise funds for the non-profit organization.