I have run into a small predicament and am hoping that as a community we can fix it. Each month at BCF we try to do something to help support either the community or a great charity, however this month we got ourselves in a bit of pickle. One of our BCF members Soum Douangmala, who is also a volunteer firefighter and graphic designer has decided to take on the incredible challenge of the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. It is an incredibly tough climb up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear. The great thing about this event is that the proceeds go to helping stop blood cancers and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I felt this would be something great for us to support, so we agreed to help sponsor Soum, which is why we have one of Soum's helmets by the front door when you walk in with all his information.
The predicament came when we were asked on late notice to sponsor the Brave Run. We love supporting Banks in anyway possible and I know this is one of the elementary schools biggest fundraisers, so I agreed to sponsor this as well with out thinking about our prior commitment. Unfortunately these causes combined exceed our monthly budget, so I have decided to reach out to our BCF community. I am hoping that if possible members can bring in a small donation over the next two weeks. As a community even a dollar or two per member will quickly add up and we can easily raise the $100 sponsorship for Soum and his date with 69 flights of stairs:). I will place a little box next to his helmet for people to place their donations in and each evening we will collect the donations. At the end of the two weeks, I will report back to everyone with our totals and give it to Soum to put towards his cause.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and thank you for helping to support two great causes!