Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oct 21st: Friends of Firefighters' annual fundraiser

Friends of Firefighters is hosting their second annual fundraiser event October 21st at the restored firehouse at 199 Van Brunt Street. This year we are honoring Jim Fassell and George Martin as well as the officers and members of Engine 202/Ladder 101, Lt. Kevin Dermody of Engine 82, and FF Bob Fraumeni of Ladder 147.

George Martin is the retired team co-captain of the New York Football Giants who founded A Journey for 9/11 and walked 3,003 miles across America to raise several million dollars to benefit the 9/11 responders. Jim Fassel, another former New York Giants Football coach, founded the Fassel Foundation, an organization that assists families in the New York Metro area whose lives have been impacted by sudden, unexpected tragedy or illness.

The event includes live music, food prepared and served by firefighters, and a silent auction.

Friends of Firefighters is a non-profit organization that provides long-term support to FDNY members and their families.

To accommodate growing needs for help, we recently moved our operations into an old horse-and-carriage firehouse, which the firefighters are working to restore and renovate. Their commitment to this restoration project underscores the importance of our place in the community as a completely private resource for the support they need.

For more information about Friends of Firefighters please see www.friendsoffirefighters.org.

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