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The RI Association of Fire Chiefs urge all fire service families to support The 100 club of RI
Many of you may already know, but so many more members of the fire service are unaware of the 100 Club of Rhode Island, and all of the amazing support this organization gives to firefighters and police officers in the State of Rhode Island. The members of this organization support the families of firefighters and police officers who died in the line of duty and much more. Within 24 hours of a line of duty death, a $25,000 check is given to the family for their immediate use, with no restrictions. They also support the children of many firefighters and police officers who apply for educational grants to support their college education.
To further emphasize their support, this fantastic organization has most recently written checks to the RIAFC Foundation totaling $75,000 to support the building of the RI Firefighters Memorial (see pictures below).
We ask you to follow the links below to their website to learn all about the 100 Club, which exists solely to support fire and police families in their time of need.
We now ask that you share this information, and encourage membership to the 100 Club of Rhode Island to all fire service families and friends who would like to be a part of this organization.
The 100 Club presents a $50,000 check to the RIAFC Foundation in June 2019. Since then they have written another $25,000 to the RIAFC Foundation, all $75,000 for the RI Firefighters Memorial.
You will be linked to the dedicated website for brick sales at the RI Firefighters Memorial and you will be able to scroll through the list of over 50 logos representing fire departments and fire service organizations across the state.
Simply scroll down to the online form where you will put in your information and choose your logo (if any) and brick size and wording. You will pay online and your order will be placed.
As always, if you have any questions, or would prefer to send in a hard copy form and check, please contact us at email@example.com or call at 401-692-0795. CLICK Here to link to the hard copy form, which can be mailed to the RIAFC, PO BOX 6041, Providence RI 02940.
The RI Fire & Life Safety Summit will be held on Friday, November 8th at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club, 80 Queen Street in East Greenwich. The doors will open at 8am with vendors tables registration and refreshments. The program will begin at 9 am and conclude by 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.
The 100 Club of RI presented a $50,000 check to the RIAFC Foundation and the RI association of Fire Chiefs at the 100 Club annual dinner. The money is in support of the building of the RI Firefighter Memorial, located at the entrance of the RI Fire Academy. The project has been spearheaded, and is being built by the RIAFC Foundation and the RI Association of Fire Chiefs.
100 Club president Jim Grundy (right) and vice president Joe Terino (left) presented the check to RIAFC Foundation president, Chief Tim Walsh, Chief Scott Kettelle, RIAFC board member and project chairman, and Chief Rick Susi, Ret., RIAFC Executive Director.
The project is currently under construction with footings and foundation already completed. The area has been backfilled and two large dead trees in close proximity have been removed. The bronze centerpiece statue is being crafted with delivery expected in July. Bronze inlays as well as a 25foot detailed Maltese cross at the center of the plaza have also been ordered, with similar delivery dates.
Over $50,000 worth of personalized memorial pavers have been ordered and will be installed in the plaza by summers end, when the bulk of the project is expected to be completed. A dedication ceremony is tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2019.
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There are still multiple ways to support the project by both personal and corporate contributions. For example, Bronze plaques are being placed at the base of each of the five flagpoles recognizing their sponsors. Other plaques will recognize in kind donations of contractors donating their services during construction, as well as specific personalized memorials. If you have any questions how you can be a part of the first RI State Firefighters Memorial, please contact Chief Rick Susi at 401-692-0795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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