FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Media contact: John Guilfoil
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Andover Fire Department Warns Against Donation Scam
ANDOVER — Fire Chief Michael Mansfield reports that residents should disregard any calls from individuals claiming to be soliciting donations on behalf of the Andover Fire Department.
Earlier this afternoon, a resident reported receiving a phone call from an unknown person seeking donations on behalf of the Andover Fire Department, citing yesterday’s gas emergency in the Merrimack Valley.
Andover Public Safety officials are not soliciting monetary donations of any kind, and are actively working to continue stabilization efforts following dozens of explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.
“It’s shameful that someone would attempt to capitalize on this incident for their personal gain,” Chief Mansfield said. “Residents should know that any person claiming to be collecting donations on our behalf is a criminal, and that they should ignore any such solicitations.”
The town has received numerous generous offers of support, aid and supplies. Andover has established a single point of contact for all offers of support and donations.
Email [email protected] regarding any donations or offers of support.