Nov 3, 2017|
Guests Stephanie Jones, Sharon Moores, Bernard Beitman, and Ruth Fishel join Greg and Deanna to discuss issues affecting our community right here in the Northwest.
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Fabrication and your host Alan Taylor thanks so much for spending time with us this weekend. Joining me this segment the Manning and Tom soured beverage any firefighters bride for but I is also known as at. Our for our dot com sounds very technical sounds very serious. Yeah when something amazing. Just as we look at issues that affect us here at home community and across the nation town thank you so much for the time sir. I'll take you don't think you haven't known their. Okay firefighters. Ride for Ry is. Tell me about it's a bicycle ride to when he for Gator glue to got to be on by air. Oh absolutely we cut six that he takes riders that took out from Seattle. I'm not. October 6. The Dow was. Publicized throughout the media Seattle but then than I am really had much in the way of coverage so we've been. Trying to figure out how do we do that helped me get our message out. You know at shortstop and now. I was really happy to hear from you. Yeah we're happy to have you might okay season there's six a B guys are ready bite from Seattle now. What are thinks of you guys liberal firefighters right. We are we are partners that it aren't from this in Washington golf professionals are uttered represent each of our individual. International position firefighters local. And I get the fire is right for a ride that mean he is our firefighters and and you're teaming up you know with your Brothers and sisters to go honest 14 day bike ride. That starts since Seattle and end in Los Angeles this week added now you're stopping each evening in this city right. And you're hosting fundraising events. The route the throughout the right. Right now you tell me about some of these events and who it's benefiting a little bit up maybe a garrison needs to do with the. I absolutely we have announced. The actor Gary in the end. Our main focus of and the foundation that you setup when we start over without. There's so much more and Gary kidney foundation. Has established the rise program RI SE it stands for restoring independence. According empowerment. And it's war severely wounded veteran. That are coming back from battle. And he along with everybody that it is involved with this believes that. There are not taking care the government has not taking care. Those veterans that. Can't care for themselves than normal occasions. And being. You had various stages of injuries from genetic brain injuries from indications are multiple indications. And in the case. Our inspiration. Nick Kimmel. Who has been on three tourists one in Japan and the two it was the second tour in Afghanistan. So he was on a forward base. And he was part of a crude at. Builds. Different parts of the bases and he was on assortment. And stepped out of a forklift. And went hop onto an idea limit of forty pound wrong. And one officer the said that it didn't completely go off spent only about ten pounds of this explosive one on but he lost. Both lower legs about the need. And his left arm on just below the shoulder. So he has his right arm and he in those. Ink in the evening at me that the recovery that he's been through you also sustained the concussion. On the brain injury. And it's from the bomb going off so you knew how to recover and at this all happened in 2011. Now and during that time between 20112015. He was. In this system for patterns being. That you were. Given that and that went and enough to barely even have a place to live earth he'd eat. So. That he had. Been invited back with Jerry in these in New York. What a lot of the veterans that have been injured & Associates in New York injury so and spend a lot of time with nick. Back there and understood his knees. And decided and he established a foundation and and separate our program. To. Assist those. That are severely wounded by building them especially adapted Smartphone. That suits the needs of each individual. Better. Yet again this is the rise program. From the Gary Sinise foundation this is what you firefighters from. The great northwest are writing for an I mean think about it these guys go out and they served their country and they come back when. With injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives and it's hardy an overwhelming not only emotionally financially physically in my. He got to think about the fact their houses. Need to be changed and Mike you mentioned this foundation is raising money. To give the is it wounded heroes in their family is up homes that they can live in that are adaptable. Sit there needs now. So you guys have been writing now I mean since October 6. I mean what in one way shape or form we do that and I visas for good cause you're like you know let it again on my bike ride per. Almost thirty days how does this like. How does that idea even come about well. Well now and it comes about because. Rich is snaps from Bellevue fire. I was really good friend. During his early years the plumber working for or working in round. When nick camels. That rhetoric. And the two of them ended up by the living together earned her living on nearby each other now I'm. If you want I can have rich tell you that story. Because he couldn't. Okay just kidding now here. I don't want him and it. It all completely wrong vote anyway richt and grants. Where this doesn't all of that include nick want to do more for others because he's actually it just want to give give give. Though and he talked about it and not rich opera you like I can give firefighters he. Do anything onion to ride a bicycle or whatever and though it and I developed out of their conversation. And and then. Rich has gone around to different side are meant to meetings and establishing. District or what's all day. Take our charter rate paid our departments in the area guilt to want to their state. Our our state convention. And announced and requested help Somalia the locals and she runs into Washington. So again talk how soured. It's are actually let me shift for people just tuning in effecting positive whose real quickly time soured. Firefighters bride for rise it's at at our for our dot com and a frantic a lot of letters and numbers were helping these firefighters. Who are from our great community. And they're helping wounded soldiers are continue go ahead town. Rick enriched. Came up at this I didn't plan together and develop us and so. Richard spent countless hours. Reaching out to fire departments from all it wants them all redundant LA. An and it's how we can now put one reported I'm not quite sure that 24 days when he swore I needed cute he contacted. But he actually drove down the coast. And you end up with most of the fire departments on the way down I'm in months ago to step up. All of the take this for us to come in and stage and hit and you have to establish our cleanup maybe repair our bicycles. On the some of these departments are really low income some of them are. Some of the biggest ones in the areas we just came from. The Lina fired a firm stand template system fire department. And many more up to coast certainly in Oregon we were Salem and Eugene. Though there is. Varied amount of assistance at that we've been able to get into a lot of them set up little auctions. Our fundraisers for a set certain restaurant and step in the area. I'm so we've slowly have raised over 35000. Dollars and left it's that started this project. And we hope to keep tackle one on downtown LA they'll have six more days ago our act by the mornings ago. And until October 29 when men are doing a big role in down in LA. At the Los Angeles fire department easy. And not mention that the firefighters in northern California mentioned San Francisco I mean they they've got their hands full the wildfires that are having their but they're still finding ways and times to help. Help you guys and the ride right. Absolutely and so even. During. The biggest fire in California and maybe even some of the Las Vegas. Wildfire Ted per us single lot of structures in Santa Rosa. We were Colin had to make sure that their lives you know that they still wanted to come to. This adult setup but you know you don't look a year and I am so we had no idea of other disasters that we would have to compete let's. Dude trying to get money for veteran. I'm we have hurricanes then returned earthquake and had security and we had all the wildfires throughout this state and we have to have an understanding that this country is an independent. Out from under great comic based. And we have to be really understanding that that but at the same time. We have a really high priority. I'll columns. And we're really. The staff on making sure that we get this all the way on to LA. Firefighters ride for rise Tom soured how can we help I mean we know these firefighters there helping you fill firefighters out. How can a normal person. Help you and your goal you're trying to accomplish. Whether the couple away so. We can you think BS SR RR dot com. Web site. There is any donation page on there and donation button. You do go on there and happened don't need there. You can also. Go to our expectations which is firefighters. Ride. The number of war. And then rise without any individual dots between. Those dot FaceBook page also has a donation link and it didn't go to a place that people can make it hopefully make it easy to donate. But what we've been really like that the end people to read this story in those behind all of this and that's the neat animal story. I'm on both the website as well as it but everything links to and you can look story. We would love it if people would read it and understand why this is so important. And it's important because you won't. Doesn't want anymore he wants to give out that he wants this message to be out all over the place. And he would be an incredible twenty year old. So we want to make sure that. We honor that and all the rest of those. Need. Assistant out there figures he needs foundation. Has done wonders for veterans for a long time. And the rise program. Is now. A focus for us until we can get behind real easy. Yeah I'm very easily now these are firefighters from right here in the great art lesson our communities he mentioned view it ranks in among other places town soured. At our. For our dot com go there get yourself but you can read Nick's story before we got on the plane and I had goose bumps and so. These firefighters are helping pay it forward public support. The war heroes they keep our lane and free and safe. And anything we can do to support them or support you guys well you support them we are more than happy to do is to come again. Thank you so much for the time gets some rest and enjoy the rest of the ride and gambled a couple misogyny get done OK deserve.