We all watched the TV in horror on June 30th when the news broke about the 19 elite Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives in Yarnell after an erratic wildfire hooked around their position, cutting off their access point in seconds.
The fallen men would leave behind families, their futures suddenly very uncertain. Our inbox quickly flooded with emails from Arizona Chivers offering assistance, plans for an meetup/fundraiser began coming together with help from the AZ Chive Chapter and I’ve finally got some details.
Tickets for the meetup at McFadden’s on the 27th will be available next tuesday around Noon PDT. They will be $20 – all proceeds go to Prescott Firefighter’s Charities. There will be a raffle as well as drink specials, $1 from every drink goes to charity. All proceeds from t-shirt sales go to charity as well.
Last week, Chive Charities stepped up with a $10,000 donation to Prescott Firefighter’s Charities from the CHIVE Fund. Thanks to our Chive Fund donors, we’ve been able to react quickly, not only to the immediate medical needs of Chivers, but also aid in large scale disasters such as this. Our capacity to help others continues to grow everyday.
We’ve received thousands of emails inquiring about the Phoenix Meetup. McFadden’s is a big place, Chive Nation is bigger… so you’re going to want to be quick to get tickets for this amazing cause. Let’s go big for this one, Chivers. We’ll see you next weekend!
John n’ Leo