Our region's various Fire Foundations, those organizations who help fire departments pay for training, gear, equipment, and the other necessities of standing in full-time service to their communities, host an array of fundraisers each year.
You might attend a dinner, or an auction, or a music event, or a fashion show. Oh, did we just say "fashion show"? We did, indeed. Call it a fundraiser with extra flair, especially since the firefighters themselves do the clothes modeling.
And the firefighters of Glendale are up next. They'll be on the runway at the Glendale Galleria for The Glendale Firefighters Walk in Fashion. The date and time for the togs-filled to-do? Saturday, June 7. Be at the Bloomingdale's Wing on the second level at 1 p.m. Other activities are scheduled throughout the afternoon.
It's also an auspicious occasion, marking the first-ever event for the Glendale Fire Foundation. (A fashion show was a solid first choice, given the publicity it stirs up.)
But it isn't just about cheering on the public servants, who'll be rocking "the latest men's fashions," as they strut and pose: Bloomingdale's "will donate 10% of the sales from total in-store purchases made between 1:00-5:00 p.m. by supporters at the event to the Glendale Fire Foundation.
Attending the show is free, but if you do want to support the foundation, considering making a purchase.
And if you don't, but want to support our firefighters, consider making a donation to a local fire foundation. There are several in the Southern California area, and all share the desire to keep our firefighters well-equipped, well-backed, and very well, in all ways, over all.