Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kevin Woyjeck Laid To Rest

Bobby Woyjeck, center, brother of deceased firefighter Kevin Woyjeck, holds an axe with his brother's name engraved on it during funeral services for Woyjeck at Christ Cathedral on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Garden Grove, Calif. Woyjeck was among 19 firefighters who were killed while battling an Arizona wildfire on June 30. (Pool Photo / AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong)
These are the faces of the family members that we are making quilts for. I just discovered yesterday his brothers name is Bobby and one thing Bobby asked was that we NOT forget his brother and that he was a hero.
I also discovered for the first time his mom's name is Anna.  His dad is a Captain with LA County fire.
Please, let us not forget why these young men died. They died doing a job they loved.  They died protecting not their own property, but others because they felt it needed to be done. They died doing a job few ever step up and volunteer to do and when they do they never think twice about their own lives.
Don't say they will have plenty of other quilts, don't think someone else will step up, don't let these families feel left out.
We still need 36 quilts, I even have 1 entire family that not a single family member has been adopted.  
Please, now is the time to step up and become involved! 

Cards and letters may be mailed to:
 Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014 at 3460 Fletcher Ave. El Monte, CA. 91731. 
Write "Attention: Kevin Woyjeck Family" on the envelope. 

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