Most of us, as we grew up, set goals for ourselves, i.e. college, job, family, etc. However, as again, most of us are aware, Life often takes us down different pathways than those we had wanted and anticipated. On our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force," you have heard me state that I had had no plans to be a firefighter; none whatsoever; I was going to be a rabbi! That all changed in the years 1974-77, when Life sent me on a different path to North Carolina. It was there that I joined my first volunteer department and that, changed my life forever, for the better! I have a hunch that if you are reading this entry, you may have had Life change a path for you, as well.
As some of you may know, I have had to cut back on my schedule a bit, due to some medical issues that have arisen. Nevertheless, I will use every moment I can be in this office to carry out the task that 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. was setup to do, namely to help our Brothers and Sisters in dire need. As you are probably aware, we lost both a Brother firefighter this week in Spring Valley NY, as well as a Brother-in-Blue in Boulder CO. We are now researching how we can reach out to help those families.
To do so, we still need your help. We just posted on Twitter that we have sold our last, three T-shirts, so it's time to add some new "swag" to our store. What would you like to see us carry, more short-sleeve T-shirts, long-sleeve T-shirts, ball caps, hoodies, etc? You can let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your choice on Twitter to @5AlarmTaskForce #FATFSwag.
And remember, if you would like to make a donation to help us in our Life's Goal, we have made it much easier for you to do so. You will find the DONATE tab on our main menu, across the top. It will take you to our main donation page and just click on the photo of the "Q" siren! When you do, a new form will pop-up. There you can make a single donation or, you can choose to help us every month. We are not asking for any set amount. We always want you to be comfortable with whatever donation you are willing to make. And now, you have the choice of using a credit or debit card, as well as a checking/savings account or an electronic ACH transfer. Your information is automatically encrypted for your safety and security by our friends at EFT Transfer. And every penny will help us in our goal.
For those of you who will be celebrating Passover or Easter, we wish you a sweet and joyous holiday.
Stay Safe and Stay Well!
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Founder & President of 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. and Creator & Host of the "5-Alarm Task Force" podcast.