Please read the message below and help if you can:
I am retired Battalion Chief Bob Mauck. I spent two weeks in New Jersey and New York as a part of the initial response to Hurricane Sandy. My great friend and response team partner is now in the area as a Safety Officer. To say the damage and devastation is tremendous is an understatement. In the community of Breezy Point, where the population is approximately 80percent fire service and law enforcement, the devastation is overwhelming. It has been relayed to me that there is an urgent need for our brother and sister firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMS personnel to volunteer what time that they can to assist in pumping out the water from the homes and then helping to gut the homes so that the rebuilding of these homes on Breezy Point can begin.
The point of contact to provide assistance is Chief Marty Ingram, Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Department, 718-634-7967. The fire service is a unique family and it is an honor to be a part of it. Our brothers and sisters are in desperate need of our assistance to help in repairing their homes and businesses and are too proud to ask for help, so we are reaching out to you, as a part of the fire service family, to request help. Whether it is one day, a week or whatever amount of time you can donate will be greatly appreciated
You can contact Chief Ingram at the number listed above or Battalion Chief Mauck at 219-730-6640, firstname.lastname@example.org.