Upper Valley Firefighters
Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
Friends of Firefighters is a non-profit established in the days after 9-11-2001 to help our brother and sister firefighters in time of need. They are located in an old firehouse in Brooklyn, NY and they themselves were affected by this storm as well. The Hanover and Lebanon Fire Departments are establishing a donation drive in an effort to help out fellow firefighters of FDNY who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Many of these men and women were out helping others as their own homes burned or were washed away by the rising floodwaters. Clean up efforts are underway and much help is still needed.
A small contingent of firefighters from Hanover and Lebanon will be heading down to Brooklyn, NY on Sunday 25 NOV 2012 to spend a few days volunteering. We are also hoping to fill a moving truck full of donations to take with us. I have included a list of items they have specified a need for. Unfortunately, we will only be able to accept items from this list. The items are as small as plastic utensils to as large as a boiler to help rebuild Friends of Firefighters business space. Please look over the included list and consider donating to our help our effort. The donations can be dropped off at either the Hanover or Lebanon Fire Depts from now until Saturday 24 NOV 2012.
Please feel free to contact us at either of the avenues listed below with any questions or visit their website at www.FriendsofFirefighters.org for more info about their organization. Thank you for your consideration in donating items and we look forward to sharing how this effort made an impact in helping others’ lives. Stay safe.
Eric James TroyLeatherman
Lebanon Fire Dept Hanover Fire Dept