St. Louis – The Creve Coeur Fire Department held a large barbeque fundraiser on June 3 with proceeds benefitting The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Division. Brian Pfeifer, a Firefighter/Medic, along with other staff members coordinated the event to assist The Salvation Army’s tornado and other disaster relief efforts.
A check in the amount of $2,070 was presented to Major Patty Richardson, who thanked the crew for their loyal support of The Salvation Army and for coordinating the fundraiser.
“We appreciate what you’re doing in places like Joplin. We understand that you’re down there for the long haul,” said Fire Chief Kenneth Black at the check presentation on June 20.
“We are loyal supporters of The Salvation Army,” remarked fire department Director Ron Olshwanger, “Any time we have had to call on The Salvation Army, it’s been a good experience. They are courteous,
knowledgeable and professional. Many of the local fire departments in this area view The Salvation Army as a preferred organization and we want to do what we can to support you.”
With more than 7,000 ambulance calls per year, the Creve Coeur Fire District is one of the busiest in the St. Louis area. They have enjoyed a partnership with The Salvation Army, who has worked to ensure
local disaster preparedness, and look forward to continued cooperation with The Salvation Army, through the many community programs offered by The Salvation Army.
DONATING TO JOPLIN EFFORT:
Immediate help can be given by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by going to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org to make a donation by credit card. Checks may be mailed to The
Salvation Army, PO Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109. Please designate the gift “Joplin Tornado.” Cell phone users may also text the word JOPLIN to 80888 to make a $10 donation.