The Everett Firefighters Association served hundreds of turkey dinners to seniors in Everett Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Kaylee Gervasi for these photos from what appeared to be a very successful event.
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November 24, 2013
November 11, 2013
Received word over the weekend that the Everett Firefighters Association has set Sunday November 24th as the day for their annual turkey dinner and food drive. Here are the details courtesy of Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks…
Members of the Everett Fire Department, along with their families, friends and other guests, will volunteer their time to serve turkey dinner to senior citizens 50 years and older on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave.
The event is free to seniors, but reservations are required and can be made by phone at 425-257-8780 or in person at the senior center counter. There will be three seatings: 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
This event is sponsored by the Everett Firefighters Association, a nonprofit organization. There is no cost for the dinner, but a nonperishable food donation is appreciated.
November 13, 2012
Members of the Everett Firefighters Association stopped by the Starbucks at the QFC on Evergreen Way this afternoon to say thanks to Peggy Ray. Ray, who works at the Starbucks, was one of a number of good samaritans who stopped by an accident scene on I-5 Saturday afternoon after an elderly couple crashed their car on I-5 in north Everett. While helping the couple, Ray had $900 stolen from inside her car. She had just taken the money out of a cash machine to pay her rent and hadn’t secured it when the crash happened right in front of her. In addition to saying thanks, members of the Everett Firefighters Association delivered envelopes containing cash and checks for Ray. Everett battalion chief Matt Keller said the money has come from all over the area as people reached out to replace the money taken from Ray while she helped total strangers in need. Donations included $750.00 from the Everett Firefighters Union and the Everett Firefighters Association, $350.00 from the Lynnwood Police Officers Association and well over a dozen other donations ranging from a $5.00 bill to hundreds of dollars that people have dropped off at Everett Fire stations for delivery to Ray.
While this was a fairly public donation by Everett Firefighters, it’s not the only time Firefighters have given money to help people in need. According to Eric Hicks, thru their association, each Everett firefighter gets $50.00 a year to use as they see fit to help people they find in distress. Everett Firefighters have purchased groceries, blankets, coats and other items that have helped people in a time of need. It’s not a program they talk about much, it’s just another thing Everett Firefighters do.
Nathan Ray, who is Peggy’s husband, says his wife is an amazing person. He was out-of-town when all of this occurred and said he’s not surprised by her jumping in to help a stranger. “It’s just who she is,” said Nathan. The two were married this summer and have six kids between them. He said they were concerned about where they would come up with replacement rent money and the community’s response has been mind-blowing. Nathan Ray is a community emergency response team volunteer in Everett and Peggy Ray is a member of the Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner.