WANE-TV // April 1, 2016

Hudson Fire Department benefits from Chive Charities

By Rod Hissong, WANE

HUDSON, Ind. (WANE) – The Hudson Volunteer Fire Department is in need of finances to make repairs to an aging fire department building and to prevent a possible closure.

Chive Charities, an offshoot operation of theCHIVE, is co-founded by Fort Wayne native John Resig, a Bishop Dwenger graduate.

John Resig, co-founded of theChive, stands with members of the Hudson Fire Department.

Resig’s operation donated $5,000 to the fire department at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon. A flash campaign will be held on the theCHIVE.com next week.

Over the last several years, Chive Charities has donated more than $3 million in grants to more than 80 underfunded causes.

The Hudson Fire Department is staffed by volunteers, but a lack of funding from the city has created a possibility the department could close leaving the city without EMS and fire protection.

Rescue Lt. Justin Pence, a Chiver, reached out to Resig to see if Chive Charities could help.

“I messaged John that my department is seriously struggling here and he stepped up,” Pence said in a statement released by Resignation Media, the parent company of theCHIVE.

“Their roof is caving in,” said Resig...

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