December 16, 2015 - Members the Burlington County Professional Firefighters Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3091 presented presnet on a yearly basis a donation of non-perishable food items to “Charlie’s Kitchen”. The Mount Laurel Costco store graciously assists the emergency responders by granting us special help in purchasing the food. This year the total donation was in excess of $3000.00.
“Charlie’s Kitchen” is an annual food drive, which is organized by Charlie and Marie Kritz, who are long-time volunteer members of both Mount Laurel Emergency Medical Services and the Mount Laurel Fire Department, in loving memory of their son Charlie Kritz, Jr., who was also a member of the fire department. All food and toys collected are donated to Catholic Charities in Delanco, New Jersey and are then distributed to the needy families in Burlington County on a non-denominational basis.
The Burlington County Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3091 along with IAFF Local 4408 support this charity as an example of their efforts to give back to the community during the holiday season. Total donations to date exceed $26,000.
IAFF EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND:
In the wake of the hurricane tragedy that unfolded in the Gulf Coast Region in August of 2005, 8 year old sisters Abigale and Emily Evelo embarked on a quest to raise funds for the firefighters effected by this tragedy. On September 5, 2005, Abigale and Emily sold lemonade and home made cookies from a stand located in front of the Evesham Township home of their grandparents. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these two heroes, they raised a whopping $1,263.00
OUR SUPPORT OF ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND:
Our association believes in supporting our
communities through donations to special charities.
Members of our Executive Board are seen below, recently presenting a check in the amount of $815.00 to Catie Fisher of Burlington Township,
on behalf of Alex Scott, founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand for Pediatric Cancer Research.