Partners Investing in the Positive

Local firefighters and Red Cross volunteers have partnered together to ask the community to invest in the positive at the Firefighter’s Bucket Brigade for the Red Cross on Thursday, May 27, from 5pm to 8pm. These dedicated partners, that support their neighbors in times of disaster, are partnering up to ask their community to be Heroes during this fundraiser.

This isn’t the first year several fire departments joined forces to raise money for the local Red Cross Chapter and its Emergency Services programs that help those in crisis right here in our community. This year Firefighter and Red Cross volunteers in uniform will be collecting donations with red buckets outside several local retailers. At many locations, fire departments will bring a fire truck.

While the frightening images of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes are shocking enough to grab daily headlines, other disasters, such as residential fires, often go unnoticed, even in our own neighborhoods.

Its ability not to grab headlines doesn’t make a disaster any smaller to the individuals and their families being affected. Trained in disaster relief, Red Cross volunteers also support the firefighters and first responders as they help those in crisis.

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on enabling individuals and families affected by disaster to independently resume their normal daily activities by meeting their emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, clothing, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.

The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to hospitals treating disaster victims, and helps those affected by disaster to access other available resources.

At the Firefighter’s Bucket Brigade the community will see these partners and heroes working together to ask their neighbors to help them invest in something positive.

You can spot our Heroes at the following locations on Thursday, May 27 from 5 PM to 8 PM:

  • Abrams Shell Station, County D and Sampson Rd, supported by Abrams Fire Department
  • Bay Park Square Mall, 2401 S. Oneida St, supported by Ashwaubenon Fire Department
  • Copps Food Center, 1819 Main St.,  supported by Green Bay East Fire Department
  • Copps Food Center, 2064 Lime Kiln Rd,  supported by Bellevue Fire Department
  • Green Bay Plaza, on corner of West Mason and Military,  supported by Green Bay West Fire Department
  • Infinity Wireless, 975 Main St, by Festival Foods in De Pere supported by De Pere Fire Department
  • Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, 2465 Lineville Rd, supported by Howard Fire Department
  • Suamico Pro Bowl, 2310 Lineville Rd, supported by Suamico Fire Department
  • Super Ron’s Food Center, 960 Country Rd B, supported by Pulaski Fire Department

Our heroes from the Pulaski Fire Department will also be at Smurawa Bakery, 204 East Pulaski St., on Saturday May 22, from 7 am – Noon.

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