We went to the Colorado Rapids game last night with my soon to be son-in-law, Chris and my family.
I saw this tweet from Chris that he had posted earlier during the day and I thought this was a wonderful intention that we could use not just on the 4th of July, but any day.
Before the game started Chris, Laura and Adam set up shop giving away red, white and blue beads to the fans arriving for the game. They were giving the beads away for free to anyone that wanted them and they asked for people to make an optional donation to the fire fighter relief fund that is being managed by the Red Cross. By the time we headed into the game, they had collected $225.00 for the relief fund.
Unfortunately, our state has numerous wildfires that are raging across the state. Last week 19 firefighters lost their lives in Arizona fighting a wildfire. This was the greatest loss of life of firefighter's since September, 11, 2001.
This is a cause that matters greatly to Chris. Chris and Laura are getting married next week and they have set up a special charity registry where all of the money that is raised will be donated to the Red Cross.
Please click here if you would like to make a donation to the Red Cross and support the efforts of the firefighter's and provide needed assistance to the families that have been displaced by these terrible fires.
I am so grateful to Chris and Laura for thinking of others, to cast a beautiful ripple effect in wake of this ongoing tragedy.
So get out there and make a difference, inspire someone!