June 2- Over 30 additional photos have been added to the Brotherhood Ride Fundraiser photo gallery. Check them out.
On April 23, 2016, the Lodge held a fundraiser for the Brotherhood Ride. The Fundraiser was a resounding success, raising $7545.52 for the families of the fallen.
The Brotherhood Ride consists of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel. Each year they honor an unsung hero or heroes from around the country by riding bicycles from Florida to their hometown. Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support to the families of the fallen. Their ride takes place near the anniversary of their death, as a reminder that the Brotherhood has not and will never forget them.
Joan Haynes (mother of Andy Haynes) handmade a special quilt for the occasion. The quilt was auctioned and raised $4100.00 There was also an auction of 16 cakes that raised even more money. The top item was a cake that went for $350.
Founder of the Brotherhood, PER Jeffrey Morse announced that Lakeland Lodge#1291 is now the official home of the Brotherhood Ride. They will be returning to the Lodge on July 24th on their official ride. The Lodge will provide dinner and lodging and feed them breakfast in the morning and send them on their journey.
(View additional photos in our photo gallery.)
Event Chair, Sandy Fuchetti and the quilt maker, Joan Haynes.