Thank You

 WPFFA President Ben Williams presenting a check for $2,987.42 to RMHC of Central Texas.

WPFFA President Ben Williams presenting a check for $2,987.42 to RMHC of Central Texas.

In April we announced that our 2018 Flagship Charity would be the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Thanks to your generosity during our 2018 Bucket Brigade our Union was able to present a check in the amount of $2,987.42 to the RMHC. That amount will help provide 30 nights of comfort and care to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

"Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine."

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, please visit their website, https://rmhc-ctx.org , or call 512-472-9844.

Helping Give Children What They Need Most – Their Families

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We are proud to announce that our 2018 flagship charity is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. "The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families."

"Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC CTX can help address those problems, whether they involve providing housing that’s near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, providing a place to rest within the hospital, offering a complimentary treat while families wait by their child’s bedside, or helping families who have lost a child."

During the month of April you may see our Bucket Brigade taking place in West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, and Travis County. If you see our firefighters out there, please, give whatever change you can - every penny helps!

When you donate through the WPFFA Bucket Brigade, 80% will go to the flagship charity, 15% goes to other charitable causes voted on by the WPFFA members throughout the year and 5% goes towards operational costs. No one receives any compensation for participating in the Bucket Brigade. If you would like to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas directly, you can do so through their website, https://rmhc-ctx.org/donate-today.

Thank You

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In 2017 the Westlake Professional Firefighters Association was able to donate $11,488.90, thanks to the generosity of the members of our community and those who were just passing through. Most of this money was collected during our Bucket Brigades that were held twice last year.

Your kindness allowed us to grant a child's wish through Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas, provide financial aid to firefighters in flood and hurricane affected areas of Louisiana and Texas, donate to the Cohnway Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, and help a local firefighter who was involved in a devastating accident. None of this would have been possible without your help, and for that we are very grateful.

 

Thank you,

Westlake Professional Firefighters Association, Local 4147

Taking Care of our Texas Firefighters

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Hurricane Harvey has devastated 50 counties at or near the Texas Gulf Coast. While first responders are helping the citizens in their cities and towns, many of their own homes, fire stations and equipment have sustained damage or been completely destroyed. 
WPIFF is partnering with the Texas Fire Chief ’s Association (TFCA) to raise capital for the rebuilding of homes for firefighters in the 50 counties effected by Hurricane Harvey. Donate to our Firefighting Rebuilding Fund today to help our Texas Firefighters.

If you see our Firefighters out and about for the Bucket Brigade, please throw some change in their buckets! 100% of your donation will go to the WPI Firefighters' Fund whose board evaluates all requests for money. WPI's overhead costs are underwritten, so all donated funds go directly to the selected recipients.

Or if you'd like, check out their website to donate online.

http://wpiff.org/#donate

Helping Harvey First Responders

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Accepting Donations until Saturday the 9th.

Due to the extraordinary generosity of our citizens we will need to rent a trailer to transport all of the donations. Also, we hear there is a great need for PILLOWS. We will continue to accept donations until we head to Houston on Saturday the 9th. Thank you so much for your kindness.

We are gathering donations for Houston Firefighters and families effected by Harvey. Donations can be dropped off at 

Westlake Fire Station 902.  
1295 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746

Items of need:
- New or used Clothing for Adults and Kids
- New socks and underwear
- baby items: diapers, formula, bottles
- personal hygiene items
- deodorant
- razors and shaving cream
- Towels and wash clothes
- pillows
- blankets
- air mattresses

Any little bit helps, we hope to drive these to Houston Area on SATURDAY **9/9/17**

If you would like to donate money online, the Texas Fire Chiefs Assoc. has a link set up to support the First Responders of Hurricane Harvey:
https://www.texasfireservice.org