Ionia FD rebuild

$2,310 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 37 months
Christy Eckert- Brick
on behalf of Ionia Vol. Fire Co. Inc.
 BLOOMFIELD, NY
In the early morning hours on July 28th 2015. In the small hamlet of Ionia, NY (a lil town outside of Rochester, NY) the men and women volunteers were toned out to the WORST CALL EVER!  A structure fire that was in THEIR HOME.  The firehall was in flames.  The first person on scene was able to safely remove all the trucks and much of the gear.  The house was a whole different story.  The building was going to be a loss.  Heartbreaking, gutwrenching, these words just don't cut it.  Our hope is that we can help them raise enough money to rebuild.  We want to help them to continue helping others.  Lets REBUILD the Ionia Firehall!!!    I think this news story tells it all.... http://13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ionia-fire-chief-responding-call-its-our-firehouse-25001.shtml

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Boy am I overdue. 5 months since my last update. Its been a long time but so much has happened since I last wrote. In the recent month the Ionia Fire Co. got their permits and the temporary truck house has been erected! The building is temporary BUT they will be able to have their trucks home and that is a serious blessing! This is a stepping stone but as we all know in life every step even small is one closer to your goal. They are still waiting on word from the insurance co. So for the time being until they get the go ahead for a permanent structure this will do. At least the trucks will come home soon. They will still be going else where to have meetings and training as the structure does not have plumbing or heat etc. Small steps but so wonderful nonetheless. Enjoy looking at their photos :) if you want to check out the journey go visit their FB page and see how it all came to be. Thanks for all the support so far lets see if we can help them get back to those amazing pancake breakfasts :)
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Hello everyone its been a couple busy weeks around here. I am over due on an update. I received the needed information from the Fire Dept. so it is official the account has been set up in their name and all funds will go directly to them :) I have been told that the rebuild plans are moving along. There have been insurance negotiations and meetings with an advisor on the new building ideas. I really look forward to seeing any kind of progress towards bringing them back home! I cant believe its been a month now. Time seems to be flying by. The donations seem to have slowed and that makes me sad. I would like to see us continue to get the word out and bring in the donations. Now a days soo many ppl set up funds for so many reasons. In my eyes this is one of the best reasons out there to dip into our wallets and our hearts. Spread the word. Bring back Ionia and lets bring them back stronger than ever!!
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As we approach the two week mark I thought it would be a great day for an update. Once again I want to start by saying THANK YOU! We have had over 1000 shares of our link! What a great accomplishment. Getting the word out is a great step! Now, to get those donations coming in ;)
Sadly, the inspector has deemed the building unstable and it cannot be occupied :( The Ionia Fire Co. made an update that they will be erecting a temporary building to house their equipment. I think that shows just how awesome they are!!! You can burn their house but you cannot hold them down! Small steps but every step they take is one closer to their coming back bigger and better. A little bright spot to mention...they "rescued" the flag that always waved proud atop the building. They plan to preserve and display it in the new house. Once again, lets get them there quick!!!
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU! The amount of sharing going on and the donations received are a Godsend. I spent a little time talking with Chief Parrish a few days ago and the well wishes, outpouring of support from people far and near are helping to keep their spirits up! Bless you all. I learned that they are still waiting for information from the insurance. Lets keep working towards our goal. I say forget insurance! Lets all put the insurance to shame! Lets show our love for Firefighters!! They are the heroes we know personally lets do this! I learned an interesting bit of information that I never knew....the firehall that stood so strong and proud for so many years.....The men and women volunteers built that building with their own hands! Talk about love, dedication, & devotion! I want to bring it back! Lets show our support! Remember, every dollar counts. So even if you can only afford a lil its appreciated! Share our link. Lets get the word out! Ionia Strong!!!!!
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Tyra Jones
37 months ago
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I am a volunteer fire fighters in Collins Ms we feel your pain and are working on trying to get some funds your way. I can't imagine us losing our house and you all our in our thoughts and prayers. From East Covington volunteer fire department

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Trisha Johnson Turner
37 months ago
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Hi Christy, I posted this link to the Ontario County Community Link Facebook Page. Hope that helps in your efforts! https://www.facebook.com/OntarioCountyCommunityLink

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$2,310 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 37 months
Created July 28, 2015
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Tinkermans Barn Zaino
37 months ago
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God Bless and keep all our Volunteers- Firefighters and EMTs

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Anonymous
37 months ago
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DS
$125
Dorothy Schweickhard
37 months ago
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So sorry for your loss. This donation is in memory of my dad. Leo W. Schweickhard. He was so proud to have been part of this fire dept. at one time.

Tyra Jones
37 months ago
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I am a volunteer fire fighters in Collins Ms we feel your pain and are working on trying to get some funds your way. I can't imagine us losing our house and you all our in our thoughts and prayers. From East Covington volunteer fire department

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Trisha Johnson Turner
37 months ago
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Hi Christy, I posted this link to the Ontario County Community Link Facebook Page. Hope that helps in your efforts! https://www.facebook.com/OntarioCountyCommunityLink

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