The Greenlawn Fire Department Engine Company Virtual Halloween 5k
Location: Greenlawn, NY US 11740 Directions
Type: Virtual Race / Challenge
As with the majority of other organized runs this year, our run has moved to a ‘virtual’ format. We had hoped to see all of you at our fire+rescue headquarters for a great run, great snacks and of course great beer provided by great local breweries!
As an organization dedicated to public safety our volunteers were intimately involved in the response to the virus outbreak in the Spring. As the intensity of our response grew we understood quickly that we wouldn’t be able to hold our run or any other face-to-face fund-raisers this year.
Given that the majority of you are local, you are probably also aware that we decided to cancel our biggest fundraiser of the year – our annual firemen’s fair. This year would’ve been the 114th iteration. (see link here: FACEBOOK) With our largest fundraiser of the year cancelled we are scrambling to make up funds. Rest assured that NO EMERGENCY SERVICES that we provide will suffer, but extra trainings, community events, donations, charitable endeavors and social events have all been curtailed or cut completely.
Like you, many of us have also suffered and continue to suffer with losses of loved ones, losses of employment or losses of income. It has been an ‘interesting’ few months, but all that any of us can do at this point is gather ourselves up and move forward.
With all of that in mind, we find it difficult to ask for support this year, but still hope that you can support us in some way, either by registering for the virtual run, making a donation or both! If you can’t, we completely understand and look forward to seeing you NEXT year!