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  • 4/14/2014

    FDL Fire to Help Support American Red Cross with Brat Fry

    Local Fire Department Invites Community Support for American Red Cross Disaster Relief Partnership generates greater teamwork for local disaster responses Fond du Lac, WI. Once again this year, the Fond du Lac Fire Department will be taming the flames of the grill to help the American Red Cross.

    On April 22, 2014, the Fond du Lac Fire Department will host a brat fry from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Main Street Fire Station (815 S. Main St.) to support local Red Cross disaster relief as part of the annual Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign.

    At every disaster the Red Cross is there, providing basic needs including food, shelter, emotional support and comfort kits at no cost for victims. It is a lesser-known fact that Red Cross also supports emergency response workers by providing food and beverages at the scene of a disaster. Firefighters help the Red Cross in return through their fundraising efforts. "The Fond du Lac Fire Department is honored to be teaming up again this year with the Red Cross to serve-up burgers and brats to the community," Fire Chief Peter O'Leary said. "The Red Cross provides vital resources to those in need. This is our way to say "thank you" to them for their continued partnership in our community."

    Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign that invites local business people, school and church groups, civic clubs and individuals to reach for a $1,000 fundraising goal for their local Red Cross chapter. Although each chapter sets a different fundraising goal, the need is unanimous: to support Red Cross disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, local Veterans' Affairs hospitals, life-saving blood collections and research, provide first aid and CPR training and disaster preparedness information.

    The brat fry menu includes hamburgers and brats for $3.00 each. Delivery is available for orders over 20 items. To pre-order, call the Main Street Fire Station's non-emergency number at 920-322-3800 by 9 a.m. on April 22. This year's brat fry is proudly sponsored by the City of Fond du Lac Fire Department.

    About the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter: The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter serves the Fond du Lac and surrounding counties with a goal to prevent, prepare for and response to emergencies.

    To learn more about local Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter at 920-231-3590 or visit NewRedCross.org. We can also be found on Facebook (American Red Cross - Northeast Wisconsin Region), Twitter (NEWRedCross) and our blog (newredcrossblog.org).

    About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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