Camano Island, WA– In 2005, Firehouse Subs Founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Their mission was to provide funding for lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations.
Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $37.7 million to hometown heroes in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including $434,000 in Washington State.
Each Restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2.00 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters at the registers explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up program allows guests to “round-up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation. The foundation is also a beneficiary of a Charitable Sales Promotion where Firehouse of America (FOA) will donate to the Foundation a sum equivalent to .013% of all gross sales with a minimum donation of $1,000,000 through December 31st, 2018.
Camano Island Fire and Rescue has been selected by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation as the recipient of a wildland fire skid unit with a tank, pump and piping valued at $14,518.00. Camano Island is a rural community surrounded by wooded, grassland and beach areas. The awarded skid unit will allow firefighters to easily access and extinguish fires in these remote areas.
Whatcom County Fire District 5 has been selected by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation as the recipient of 10 sets of Firefighter Bunker Gear, including pants, hoods, gloves and boots valued at $24,457.00. The awarded gear will help ensure the district is operating safely at full capacity, providing rapid lifesaving support during emergencies.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is celebrating the $38,975.00 worth of grants awarded to Camano Island Fire and Rescue and Whatcom County Fire District 5 on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant located at 324 East College Way in Mount Vernon, WA. Attendees will include local first responders, Firehouse Subs Area Representative Maryellen Mech and Firehouse Subs Franchisees Jameson Lovelace, Larry Bonife and Jim Lovelace.
To donate online and support Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.