Brookfield Fallen Firefighters Foundation would like to thank the community for their continued support. On Feb. 22, we held our 13th annual Wild Game Dinner and Raffle at Yankee Lake Ballroom. This is our only fundraising event and, thanks to the support of our patrons, a very successful one!
Our foundation began shortly after the passing of Assistant Chief Mark Christy, a man who did much for his and the first-responder communities by investing in youth, assisting the elderly and helping those in need. After his passing, the community rose around us with many donations and gifts in his memory, all with a personal, touching story of their connection to him.
With the support of our community, a generous donation from the Strimbu Memorial Fund, and a fundraising opportunity presented by Yankee Lake Mayor John Jurko and council member Maria Shaffer, the foundation was off and running!
Our foundation continues to grow and remember the firefighters who set the example before us. With the addition of Fire Chief Keith Barrett’s name to our list, our mission became stronger to help, as Keith had always done in the community.
promoAs a whole, the foundation has provided over $55,000 dollars in scholarships for students attending college or trade schools; assisted the school lunch program; given wheelchair ramps or medical equipment to those with an unforeseen need or expense; supported youth athletics, firefighter cancer prevention efforts and the families and co-workers of fallen first responders; and supported others in the community who have fallen upon hardships.
Those who are interested in our scholarships can contact the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Other requests can be directed to the Brookfield Fallen Firefighters Foundation Facebook page.
Brookfield Fallen Firefighters Foundation