For Immediate ReleaseNovember 03, 2017
North Bay wildfire relief effort continues at fire stations and online
San Rafael, CA – Firefighters from the Marin County Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Department associated with the International Association of Firefighters Local 1775 are collecting bicycles to give to family members who were burned out of their homes in the recent North Bay wildfires.
“Our goal is to deliver 1,000 bikes, and we need help,” said Battalion Chief Bret McTigue of the Marin County Fire Department. “We know there are generous people in Marin who would still like to make donations to the victims of this disaster. Bikes are needed to bring back a sense of normalcy for both adults and children as we all heal from the tragic events. Even though the fires are out, the fire service family is not done supporting the relief efforts.”
Donated bikes may be dropped off at any Southern Marin, Mill Valley or Marin County Fire station. If you would rather donate money to the cause, go to the GoFundMe website that has been created for this project. Novato-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has set a company goal of $15,000 for the fundraiser and has agreed to match up to $5,000 in public donations. All funds will be used to purchase bikes or helmets.
Bret McTigueBattalion ChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Bret McTigueMarin County Fire website