Can a Department Sponsor a Raffle for another Charitable Organization that Can’t?

I was recently asked if a fire/EMS department (to preserve anonymity, it could be either, and it doesn’t matter which) could raise money for a tax exempt charity which is not in the fire/EMS service. The vehicle for raising the money was to be a raffle. For some reason I am not aware of the charity could not raise the money itself, so in good faith it asked the fire/EMS department if it would sponsor the raffle and forward the proceeds on to the charity. In that case, and I think in most if not all other cases, the...

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