Auburn Fire Fighters Children's Fund
Auburn Fire Fighter Children's Fund
The Auburn Fire Fighters Children's Fund supports many children throughout the greater Auburn area by donating thousands of dollars every year. The Children’s Fund allows Local 797 to use the money that has been raised, donated, and collected in a variety of different ways to give the money back to the community that they protect. Several charitable ways that the fund is put to use goes into school scholarships, Park & Rec. sport teams, being the main sponsor for the Greater LA Triple Crown Series, “Truck load of Christmas”, “Make-a-Wish” and for the past two years The Dempsey Challenge Positive Tracks Kid’s Fun Run.
The Auburn Fire Fighters Children's Fund is also responsible for (through a joint purchase with the Auburn Police Patrol and Detectives Union) purchasing new score boards at the Garfield Road Little League Fields. The fund also sponsors at least one boy’s and girl’s team for each age group of every sport for each season throughout the community.
The Auburn firefighter’s Local 797 has been a major sponsor of the Greater L/A Triple Crown 5K, which consist of the Ymca Fit Fest, Emily’s Run and L-A Bridge Run for well over 10 years. All of the proceeds that are generated from the Triple Crown are split between the YMCA, Fletcher Foundation and the Bridge Run Foundation.
The Local 797 Children’s Fund happens to be the major sponsor for the Kids Fun Run. The firemen are an essential part for the Fun Run not only providing the needing funding in the race but also giving the needed support. On-duty personal cheer on the young racers, distribute medals and other awards to all of the children that participated in the fun run. After the run, the firefighters give the children an opportunity to cool off underneath Tower-1 as the firefighter’s spray water on them.
Truck Load of Christmas:
Every year for the past three years the Local 797 comes together to help children that need a little bit of Santa’s help and spirit. This project is responsible for delivering Christmas presents to the children whom are sadly less fortunate. Since 2007, Auburn’s Fire Fighters have helped more than a hundred families to stuff underneath their tree with presents so that their children have something to open Christmas morning. The City of Auburn notifies the firemen of the less fortunate local Auburn families. Afterward, the men go out to local businesses to personally shop for the children. Once the gifts are purchased and wrapped, Santa and his little fireman friends than deliver the gifts to the children by means of a fire truck. Each year, essentially more than 25 children get not only a personal visit from Santa but are also delivered an extra bit of holiday cheer.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is the newest event that the Auburn Fire Fighter’s sponsor. In 2010 Craig Bouchard, Jimmy Hart and Mitch Sperry presented a full pledge to the foundation. The check was written for six thousand dollars that will be used to make a young girls dream come true in an unforgettable trip to Disney World.
Through the hard work of the fire fighters, the graciousness of the public, as well as the support of hundreds, the Auburn Fire Fighter’s Local 797 will continue to donate their time to the community. Once again, this is why Auburn Fire Fighter’s are different from the rest and excel in being an example of more reasons as to why a fire department is so important to the city.
If you have any questions about the Auburn Fire Fighters Children's Fund please contact our charity representative Thomas Hunter at (207) 240-9650.
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Page Last Updated: May 24, 2012 (06:16:00)