By Angel MedFlight Contributor
Less than two months ago the Phoenix area was saddened by the news of the deaths of a police officer and firefighter on the same day. Now the region and Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance are mourning again. This time 19 brave souls were lost while fighting the wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz. Their families and the Yarnell community have suffered great losses and Angel MedFlight is partnering with Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale to get them much-needed help.
This Saturday Angel MedFlight will be at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Scottsdale for an all-day fundraising event. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a tribute pancake breakfast sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale HOG Chapter, HOGZ United Charities.
Angel MedFlight feels a certain bond with firefighters. Our founder and CEO Jeremy Freer worked as a volunteer firefighter in Ohio and some of our flight paramedics have experience battling wildfires like the one that continues to burn near Yarnell. When firefighters or EMS personnel are lost, we feel as if we've lost a member of the family.
Saturday we are offering our support to the grieving families of the Hotshot crew and also the displaced citizens of Yarnell. We will have a booth at the event staffed by Angel MedFlight employees and urge those who stop by to purchase a raffle ticket to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Hawaii. We will also have other giveaway items. Jackie Martinez with our business development team says, "Our team is so inspired by the community stepping up and wanting to get involved during this tragic time. We hope that this contribution can help inspire more people to get involved in this great cause."
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale is donating several prizes toward the raffle including a VIP grand prize package to see Kid Rock in concert at the Ak-Chin Pavilion on July 24th. All proceeds are going directly to the 100 Club of Arizona Survivor's Fund.
In order to provide aid to the fire-stricken Yarnell community, organizers will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items along with clothing.
The local motorcycle dealership will donate 10% of Saturday's total motorclothes, parts and service sales and the dealership will match the total funds raised. In addition, $1,000 of every bike sold will be donated.
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale urge all who would like to help the Yarnell Community to attend this event. It's being held at the Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale dealership at 15600 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260.