Tool Kits for Firefighter Survivors
Kathy and I decided right there and then that we had to do something. No one should be afraid of living in their own home, dreading when something would go wrong, and not knowing where to turn, or how. So, this July in Annapolis, MD at the 2015 Firefighters Survivors Conference we will be teaching a workshop titled "Do-It- Herself Home". We will have approximately 30 attendees .
Our Workshop will be hands-on learning to identify and use household hand and small power tools, how to hire a contractor successfully and how to identify problems and solutions of maintenance around their home. It is mine and Kathy 's intent to ensure that no spouse of a fallen firefighter is afraid to tackle finding resolution to a household maintenance problem, giving then at least that sense of empowerment and confidence in once again claiming their "Home Sweet Home".
Its often said, "The most important part of any task is having the right tools." We are asking your help to ensure that when these brave survivors leave our workshop empowered with not only knowledge but the right tools. We would like to ensure that each workshop participant is provided a voucher totaling $22.00, upon completing the course , which they could be used to purchase a small complete tool kit of their very own. A proper beginning for tackling simple projects around the home.
Any amount that can be given to assist us with our goal will be greatly appreciated by these families than you can imagine. Any moneys provided over our goal will be donated in full to the National Fallen Firefighters Association to assist with funding their camp for minor children of these fallen heroes.