"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friends Of Firefighters Invite To Firehouse Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser To Provide Free Counseling To NYC Firefighters

photo courtesy of Friends of Firefighters

Friends of Firefighters, Inc. (FoF), a Red Hook-based nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health, and wellness needs of New York City's firefighters and their families, is hosting a fundraiser and would like to invite the community

From FoF:
Over the past 17 years, FoF has provided free counseling and wellness services to both active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families with the understanding that these services are necessary to this community and need to be delivered in a unique manner: with complete confidentiality, free of stigma, separate from the job, all the while respecting the unique firefighter culture.

Our first fundraising event of 2018 will be a Firehouse Chili Cook-Off on Friday, April 27 from 7PM-10PM at The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill. Sponsored by Rockaway's Cuisine by Claudette, with live music by Staten Island rock trio Radio Flyerz, this fun and delicious event will feature firehouses from around the five boroughs as they toss in their ladles to impress us all with their best chili dish. There will be raffle prizes and the opportunity to bid on striking NYC photographs by talented fire department enthusiasts Mike Bartolomeo, Peter Brady, Kia Carbone, Eddie Heegan, Kyra King, Lloyd Mitchell, and Delta Phoenix. 

All proceeds will go to the continuation of programs and services for both active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

Tickets will be available at the door for $30, or you can purchase them in advance here for $25.

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