New York Bound in the AM

I’m on shift today, and it has been an interesting one. I will write a post about how the entire shift played a good prank on me…and kept me going for a couple days now.

We are leaving for New York at 9AM in the morning. I am excited and thankful for the donations that we received. We were able to cover the cost of fuel AND the cost of the rental van with the communities support!

I will be driving up a van full of Tennessee firefighters. We have firefighters from Kingsport, Bristol, Sullivan County VFD, and Rhea County FD. I know that we will all be representing this area while working up there the next several days. I have not met all of the guys that will be riding up with me, but I look forward to spending 11 hours in a van with them tomorrow.

According to the plan, we will mostly be working in the Breezy Point area this trip. Last trip, we made a drive through Breezy Point to see the destruction of the fires. This time we will be helping the residents there tear-out/build back.

I want to personally thank everyone who has donated to help us make this trip possible.

Steven Coakley Foundation.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation- Charlotte
Victory Van Rentals
Higher Ground Baptist Church
Ava Forbes
Millennium Auto Collision
Donna Sell
Food City (KVAT Foods)
Axis Group
Jeff and Elaine Skelton
Times News
Marion Life-Saving Crew and Julius Winebarger

I’m sorry if I have forgotten anyone. Also, I would like to thank Tom Stanton, Barry Carr, and the rest of my Tennessee guys that helped me with the logistics on our end.

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I also received a package from Crosstiched this week! I can’t say how glad I am to write a review on their products! I have their gear packed away and hope to wear it this week in New York. Check out their website HERE and Facebook page HERE! I will have more in the future about the swag they sent. If you haven’t LIKED their page, they are trying to reach 750 likes and will be giving away some more stuff once they do. Hurry on over and help them out!