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Annual fundraiser with local firefighters will benefit children battling a critical illness

Posted at 10:01 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 13:01:25-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Today, you have the chance to fill up the fire helmets of city and county firefighters at the Heroes and Helmets Fundraiser.

Since the fundraiser began in 2010, over $600,000 has been raised and 80 wishes granted to children battling a critical illness.

If you would like to help out, the donation drive is Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Firefighters will have their helmets out at the three following locations across Bakersfield:

  • Rosedale Highway and Mohawk Street
  • Olice and Knudsen Drive
  • 22nd and L Street

There is also a drive-thru lunch for $10 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at the 22nd and L street location, and the funds raised from the lunch will benefit the foundation.

All funds raised will stay here in Kern County.

For more information on Heroes and Helmets, click here.