MONTGOMERY CO., Va. – An event Montgomery County deputies look forward to every year has been canceled.
The EFFORT event, which is short for Enabling Friends For Our Response Team Program, is a yearly collaboration with first responders, law enforcement, and the Department of Aging and Rehab Services.
The day usually features activities for people of all abilities, like how to put out a fire, how to get in touch with the 911 center, and learning basic first aid techniques, as we previously reported.
This year, the long-awaited event was set to be held on June 24, but it has since been canceled due to the weather.
“It is with deep regret that the EFFORT event will be canceled due to the ongoing rain due to the location being unusable,” Lieutenant Mark Hollandsworth said in a statement.
Captain Brian Wright said this event is a great community builder and they are excited to be able to bring it back in future years.
“It builds trust with our office and so we really miss out on that – and unfortunately the weather this year just wasn’t cooperative. We’re looking forward to being able to get back to the effort event next year,” Captain Wright said.
This comes after the program made a return in 2022 after a two-year hiatus, as we previously reported.