Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank you Oakland Fire Department!

Our neighborhood supports JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. One of our neighbors is on the San Francisco Chapter board and a few of our neighbors have family members with Juvenile Diabetes.

Dave joined two tables' worth of neighbors and several hundred other people at this year's local JFRF fundraiser. I was sorry to have missed it but happy to celebrate a friend's simcha that night instead.

During the live auction Jan and Jon bought the Oakland Fire Department planting 1,000 daffodils in their backyard. A month later four hunky firefighters showed up to plant them while the neighborhood ladies had a light lunch on their terrace. Such fun and such a good cause! The firemen were great sports, posing while Jon documented the event. As it turned out, one of the men was a soccer dad from a few seasons back. Oy!

I'm so buying this next year.


Paige said...

Why are those firefighters wearing shirts? Couldn't you tip them for a little show? What, it's not the Village People firefighter?

Alex said...

I recognize one of those guys! He's probably the soccer dad you mentioned. Great guy, what a treat.