Ocean City, Maryland – (April 11, 2018): Whether you’re shopping for groceries, every day needs or a special occasion on Amazon.com, every purchase you make can help the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. Thanks to Amazon’s Smile program, a portion of every purchase you make can be donated to the OCVFC.
Simply start shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, select Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company as your charity, and THAT’S IT! Every time you shop on Amazon (where prime members are eligible too) 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases will be donated to the OCVFC.
“Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com,” commented OCVFC President James L. Jester. “The difference is that when customers shop on Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers, in our case the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. This does NOT cost the customer anything, as the prices you’ll pay are exactly the same except you’re simply connected to donate a portion of your sale to our local firefighters.”
Be sure to select Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company if you choose to log-in from smile.amazon.com otherwise your donation will not be sent to us. “We greatly appreciate the support,” finished Jester. “A very special thank you to anyone who may consider us when purchasing from Amazon.com online!”
The above news release is part of an initiative by the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. The volunteer based organization, in partnership with the Town of Ocean City, will submit frequent articles in an effort to educate citizens on fire safety, spread awareness about departmental initiatives and training, as well as promote the courteous and professional members of the department.