On Saturday, February 15, 2014 the Woodbridge Township Professional Firefighters Association, I.A.F.F. Local 290 held their annual bowl-a-thon at the Woodbridge Bowling Center to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Contributions from this fund raising event go towards MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education and other programs. Each year, firefighters from across the United States and Canada hold different fund raisers for this charity and the I.A.F.F is proud to be the largest national sponsor of MDA. MDA-sponsored summer camps offer a wide range of programs for youngsters ages 6-17 who are affected by neuromuscular disease. Campers attend weeklong sessions organized by MDA volunteers and staff. Camp activities are geared to the abilities of campers and may include fishing, swimming, horseback riding, boating, field hockey and baseball. Less physically demanding activities include arts and crafts, nature study, talent shows, cookouts and entertainment. Local businesses have joined in showing their support as sponsors of the event and each year the number of sponsors grow. Participants included firefighters, their family members, friends and neighbors just to name a few. Through sponsors and participant donations, the members of Local 290 raised three thousand five hundred sixty dollars to go towards this worthwhile cause.
Sponsors of this year’s event include:
Lucas Chevrolet & Subaru Arena Sports Connextion Vatra Beauty Supply & Unisex Salon Mr. John’s Unisex Salon The Club at Woodbridge GM Landscaping AMF Contractors Palmisano & Goodman P.A. Woodbridge Bowling Center Bob McGrath Electrical Rimex Metals USA, Inc Yoshi Sushi
It is with a heavy heart to announce the Line of Duty deaths of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Engine 33 and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy Ladder 15 of IAFF Local 718 - Boston, Massachusetts who both passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 while operating at an apartment building fire.
A Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund has been established Donations will be accepted by mail by sending a check to:
Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund Boston Firefighters Credit Union 60 Hallet Street Dorchester, MA 02124
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