Broad Channel Fire Dept

I decided to raise money specifically for the Broad Channel Fire Department where my friend Tommy's brother-in-law is the fire chief. Tommy and Sue are dear friends at UNIS and I want to do more to help them. 

I watched my kids and their closest friends host a lemonade stand right after Hurricane Sandy and then hand deliver the $163 they made into the hands of the Broad Channel Fire Department.

In that moment, I thought we could further the kids' incredible effort and wanted to see if we could raise more. So last month, a good friend inspired me to do 15 yoga classes in 5 days (my kind of marathon) and I decided to see if we could use it to generate more funds from friends.  The fundraising now continues with its own momentum and I am hoping it will raise enough money for supplies and basic needs for these people who do so much for others.  The fire department consists of volunteers who give of themselves to others.  They lost everything and they need to rebuild.

The one fire truck that survived is in the picture on the fundraising page. 

With many thanks,

Alison Berna 

  • Moris Behar 
    • $50 
    • 103 mos
  • christine semcer 
    • $50 
    • 104 mos
  • Jorge Pierluisi 
    • $100 
    • 104 mos
  • Sandra Lipkind 
    • $200 
    • 104 mos
  • Vivian Ellner 
    • $50 
    • 104 mos
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Broad Channel Volunteers 
New York, NY
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