Proceeds will go to benefit several families in Ukraine
BRUSH PRAIRIE — For over 30 years, Clark County Fire District 3 has hosted an annual pancake breakfast in June during Hockinson Fun Days. After missing two years due to the pandemic, Fun Days and the pancake breakfast is back in-person.
Fire District 3 will host an Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Sat., June 4, from 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Hockinson Fire Station #31 (17718 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606).
Tickets for the breakfast are available now for pre-sale at Station 31 (debit and credit cards accepted) or online at bit.ly/3yHhOrD (with a small convenience fee). The tickets are $7 per person, or $25 for a family.
The pancake breakfast is a fundraiser to benefit families or individuals of our community that are in need. This year, the fire district is dedicating proceeds to several family members of Fire District 3 Captain Andrey Zalozh that are living in war-torn Ukraine.
Zalozh’s multiple family members are living in fear with shelling and frequent air raid sirens, with adults and children alike wondering if they will get to see another day. According to one family member, “We are not living, we are surviving.” Funds raised will help Zalozh’s mother and extended family purchase the basics amidst escalating prices and supply challenges.
Online donations to support the Ukrainian families can be made at GoFundMe bit.ly/3LkayES. Fire District 3 will accept donations until June 6.
Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire and life safety services to 43,000 people in east Clark County, including Hockinson, Brush Prairie, Heisson, Venersborg, and the city of Battle Ground. Fifty-six full-time and 10 volunteer emergency personnel responded to 4,713 calls in 2021. Fire District 3 operates under a balanced budget and has a long history of passing its financial and accountability audits by the state.
More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its website www.fire3.org.