New charitable fund to award first gift to Fischer family

STURGIS, S.D. – A long-time Sturgis couple will honor the sacrifice of fallen first responders in their community, now and in years to come, by generously supporting their loved ones in the wake of unthinkable tragedy.

The Albert and Laverne Elliott First Responders Fund at the Black Hills Area Community Foundation has been established to provide immediate relief to the family of a Sturgis first responder who dies in the line of duty.

The fund’s first gift of $20,000 will be presented to Shawn Fischer, the wife of Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief David Fischer, who died while responding to house fire in Tilford on Sept. 7.

The presentation to the Fischer Family will take place during the Sturgis City Council meeting on Monday at the Erskine Building, 1300 Sherman St. at 6:30 p.m.

The Black Hills Area Community Foundation is proud to support the Elliott’s in their support of Sturgis first responders and their families. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the Albert and Laverne Elliott First Responders Fund is encouraged to do so by contacting the Foundation office at 605-718-0112.

Information from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation
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