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Fill The Boot: You Can Help Stamford Firefighters Help Hurricane Victims

Stamford Fire Department will hold two fundraisers on Sunday to help victims of hurricanes.
Stamford Fire Department will hold two fundraisers on Sunday to help victims of hurricanes. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford firefighters will be doing their part to help the victims of recent hurricanes.

The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 786 and the Stamford Fire Department are holding two fundraisers on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first, a “fill the boot” fundraiser will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at two major intersections in Stamford: Shippan Avenue and Magee Avenue as well as Cold Spring Road and Long Ridge Road.

Stamford professional firefighters will be stationed at the Bulls Head intersection and at the intersection of Shippan Avenue and Magee avenue collecting money from Stamford residents and motorists to donate to hurricane relief charities.

“All of us were deeply affected by recent natural disasters. This fundraiser will offer members of the Stamford Fire Department an opportunity to work together with the Stamford community to raise money for natural disaster victims," said Brendan Keatley, President of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association. "We are all honored to raise money for Stamford based charity Americares, the Salvation Army and the IAFF Fire Fighter Disaster Relief Fund.”

The “fill the boot” will be followed from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. by a second fundraising event at the Sign of the Whale restaurant and bar at 6 Harbor Point Road, featuring a DJ, food and drink specials, and a raffle, with proceeds donated to Americares, the Salvation Army and the IAFF Fire Fighter Disaster Relief Fund.

For more information on the events, contact Brendan Keatley at 203-767- 2101 or Kyle Houser at 518-256-7603.

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