The Benton Volunteer Fire Company says this year’s weather and a couple of other factors have put a strain on their financial situation. The fire company has posted a plea on Facebook seeking donations from the community. The Facebook post indicates the damage caused by this year’s flash flooding, less income at fundraisers due to poor weather, and mechanical failures with some equipment have impacted the financial picture for Benton firefighters. The social media post also indicates the the Benton Borough Council turned down a request for additional funding. You can mail a donation to the Benton Volunteer Fire Company at PO Box 252, Benton, Pennsylvania 17814.