March 6, 2013: The UPFFA of Connecticut Supports This Cause - Fire Fighters for Home for Our Troops
Updated On: Mar 06, 2013
The UPFFA of Connecticut Supports This Cause - Fire Fighters for Home for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops builds specially adapted homes for our severely injured veterans at no cost to the veterans. Firefighters are committed to create a continued revenue stream to benefit our soldiers through payroll deduction. Over 70% of New Haven Fire Fighters donate an average of $5.00 a Week. We need your Union to join the team.
Hello, I’m Paul Sandella, I am an Acting Deputy Chief in the New Haven Fire Department. In 2001 the City of New York was attacked, resulting in the loss of over 3000 citizens, 343 were FDNY.
In the days to follow, young men and women joined the military in the attempt to extract vengeance for this act of war. Now many of these soldiers have returned home with life-long injuries, which will require life-long care. It is my feeling that we the firefighting community of this country, should be there for those who were there for us, those who were there for the 343.
In New Haven, I started a weekly pay-roll deduction program (at an average of 5$ per week) that goes directly to the organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). I achieved a 70% inclusion rate in my department.
I promised my department that with results over 50% I would take the idea statewide, and if similar results are achieved, and with the help of our state union leaders go nationwide. Keep in mind, the deductions go directly to HFOT I / we never touch any money.
So that is the purpose of this email. I am asking you to find a point man in your department, and forward this message to them, someone that I could contact or would contact me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to expand my drive into your department, for those who have been there for us. Wouldn’t it be great if the military community in this country realized the way the firefighting community has their financial backs?
I will organize under the title Firefighters For Soldiers (FFS) with our chosen charity being HFOT – please help this become a nationwide reality – our soldiers deserve it –
Thanks for your time, Paul Sandella NHFD – see attachments