It Really Makes Cents!
You and your children can really make a difference for the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. Just grab the kids and those jars of coins they’ve been saving, and bring them all down to the firehouse. Snap a photo* of them feeding the WODFF extinguisher and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll print the pic right here in the Grapevine.
Thanks to Ken and Kadence for this great idea!
I recently saw this reminder about our extinguisher fund and realized that even though it could be the shiniest object in the Fire Station, it is probably the most overlooked. With today’s primary method of payment being plastic, I wondered how much change were we really contributing.
My daughter was recently asking if she could donate her change to someone less fortunate as we often do every year. When I showed her the extinguisher she was excited to know about its history but more importantly she was excited to donate her change to the fund. For her I think it was fun just dumping her change into an old extinguisher. I took a picture to document this important day for her as well as for me as a new captain at Fire Station 13.
I thought maybe we could start a trend in order to make up for all that lack of change in the Fire Station. I thought maybe a display of the reminder and the pic of my daughter and I could challenge our folks to do the same with their children.
Let me know what you think!
Kenneth Cook, Capt, FS 13