Saturday, February 4, 2012

A gift to some real life Heros

Our local Volunteer Fire Department has been incredibly supportive of me and my constant fundraising to fight breast cancer.  They allowed me to set up a booth selling tshirts and other breast cancer awareness items during their annual fall festival fundraiser.  They did this not expecting anything back, they were simply helping a neighbor.  Not only did they let me sell, they all bought from me and on the last night of the festival they all wore my shirts around showing incredible support in the fight against breast cancer.  It was a wonderful experience and I am very grateful to have such fun, compassionate, caring people serving our community.

I really wanted to do something special to let them know how much I appreciated their help and support.  They restored the original 1938 fire engine that served our town.  They spent tons of time and energy on this project and it is a spectacular restoration.  Needless to say, they are very proud of the end result and now use it in parades. 
I decided I would try to paint the fire truck.  You need to realize, I've never painted a vehicle before.  I had no idea what I was getting into.  This is the most detailed thing I've ever done, and it took lots of time and effort.  I even had to cut back on my coffee (Oh NO!!) in order to get my hands steady enough for the detail lines!  I really am proud of the way the painting turned out.  I made the firemen dinner and presented the painting to them and their reaction made all of the time I invested on this project worth it. 

They now have it hanging in the office at the fire department and I hope they continue to enjoy it.  They continue to support me and my fundraising adventures and I love them for that, and for all the work they do to help our community.  I think of them and pray for them each time I hear those sirens sound.  It people like these men and women who restore my faith in society.  Please remember to thank those who give their time to help others, especially in such a dangerous manner.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing thank you gift, Brandy ! I am sure that the guys treasure it and look at it an realize how easy it is to make a difference in the lives of others. Beautiful !
    Light and love to you !


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