Saturday, March 16, 2013
Barrington firefighters have their heads shaved to raise money for the Saint Baldrick's organization.
Eight members of Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 gave up their hair last Thursday night to help fight childhood cancer. The firefighters joined other firefighters from cities and towns throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts in the annual Saint Baldrick's fundraising event, which helps to raise money for research into childhood cancer. In short, they had their heads shaved to fulfill a pledge to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and strangers alike who made donations to the cause, said Matthew Kane, Barrington team captain. The Barrington Fire Department has participated in the Saint Baldrick's event for the past five years, raising $10,430, said Kane. This year’s event was held at Fat Belly's Pub in Providence. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 handed out turkey baskets to 30 needy families last weekend.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thirty local families will enjoy a complete Thanksgiving meal with the help of Barrington firefighters again this year. Firefighters Local 1774 donated Thanksgiving baskets to families in need for the fifth consecutive year, according to firefighter David Paull. Most of the baskets went to Barrington residents; a few went to Riverside and Warren homes. “The turkey baskets included stuffing, potatoes donated by retired Barrington firefighter Bob Lavin, gravy, green beans, corn, yams, cranberry sauce, and a gift card to Shaws,” said Paul. “This year was better than the past few years with requests down from 50 baskets three years in a row to 30 this year,” he said. “We sure hope it is a sign of better economic times."
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 is sponsoring its annual 5K Charity Road Race and Family Fun Day to benefit local charities, including Heartworks in Barrington.
Run, walk, have some family fun with Barrington firefighters on Sunday. And help to benefit some worthwhile charitable endeavors. "It's our fourth 5K and our second Family Fun Day," said Joe Giardina, who coordinates the annual charity event by Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 with Ted Paull. The event takes place at Barrington High School. Proceeds generated from the race, the 2-mile walk and two dashes for kids will be donated to local charities through the Barrington RI Firefighters Charity Fund. This year’s featured charity is Heartworks in Barrington – a non-profit group created in the months and years following September 11, 2001. "All of the proceeds from the walk will go to Heartworks," Giardina said. Heartworks helps those in …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Barrington Local 1774 to hold road race and Family Fun Day on June 3 to benefit Heartworks and other local charities.
Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 is hosting another 5K Road Race and Family Fun Day again this year. Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 3. Proceeds generated from the race will be donated to local charities through the Barrington RI Firefighters Charity Fund. “The fund was established a number of years ago for the sole purpose of providing money in the form of sponsorships and donations to various community groups and other worthy causes in and around the town of Barrington,” according to firefighter Joe Giardina. He is coordinating the race with firefighter Ted Paull. This year’s feature charity is Heartworks in Barrington – a non-profit group created in the months and years following September 11, 2001. Heartworks helps those in the …