Bagging groceries - it’s part of being a firefighter

Vol 15. Issue 6, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Jake Cabknajh a fireman from the Leduc station was one of many firefighters bagging groceries and helping customers at Sobeys in Leduc on February 1st. “It’s part of being a fireman. We’re here to help the public in any way we can. There are people here in Leduc with Muscular Dystrophy so we want to help.”

The Leduc Firefighters were volunteering to bag groceries for Sobeys customers in hopes they would make a donation into the boot that each firefighter had at the till. Customers enjoyed the extra attention and the elderly and young moms appreciated the assistance offered by firefighters with getting their groceries to their vehicles.

Sobeys store manager, Brad Bromley described their involvement.  “Leduc Sobeys is proud to support the Leduc Fire Services Rooftop Campout to raise awareness and funds for people with neuromuscular disorders.  Rick Kamlah from the Leduc Fire Department approached me about this great event and right away I knew I wanted to be a part of it.  The Leduc Fire Department does so much for our community and we just wanted to give back to them and help them with this event.  In addition to being a Silver level sponsor, Rick and I discussed having some local firefighters come to our store on 10% Tuesday and help bag groceries and provide carry out service for our customers.  In return, I agreed to pay the firefighters $10.00/hr per firefighter to go towards their cause.  The customers and staff loved having them around that day and they really seemed to enjoy being here.”

You can help. 

On Thursday, February 17th, the Leduc Firefighters will be hosting a Gala at the Denham Inn from 7-10 pm. This event will officially launch the "Fire on the Roof" campaign. Tickets for the dinner and silent auction are selling for $50 per person. You can purchase these at the Fire Hall, call her at 780.953.0488.

On February 22nd to 25th four brave members of the City of Leduc Fire Services will be camping out on the rooftop of Leduc Fire Station #1 regardless of temperature or weather conditions. As Karen Faryna FF/EMRPublic Relations Coordinator City of Leduc Fire Services explained, “We are raising funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy with a goal of $25,000.  We are up for the challenge and are asking everyone to help us achieve this goal.”  There are many ways to support the event, a gift-in-kind such as supplies, a monetary donation or a combination of both.

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