BENEFITING: American Red Cross
We're just four girls, a boy, and a lot of heart trying to do what we can to help our surrounding communities.
It started with a Facebook post about the American Red Cross trying to help those families losing their homes and belongings to the three massive fires in California. If you didn't know the Butte, Valley, and Lumpkin fires are burning approximately 135,000 acres of California land, and have caused 23,000 people to evacuate their homes. The containment on these fires is less than 30% and in the Valley Fire case, it's only at 5%. Our Fire Fighters in the CAL FIRE units are working their butts off, and risking their lives to make sure our State's residents are finding safety, so the least we can do is donate to help the victims of these fires have the opportunity to gain some of their lives back through necessities they've lost.
When one of our friends brought to light, the severity of the fires to our group chat, a few of us jumped at the opportunity to raise awareness and get things moving. About 500 text messages, some bad, better, and amazing ideas later and we came up with Fit Fire Challenge. It's our spin on the ice bucket challenge from 2014, without wasting water (because we're still in a drought), and staying fit at the same time.
The Premise? Run a mile in under 10 minutes, or donate to the American Red Cross. Donate $5, $10, $25 or even $500, but you have to complete the fitness challenge or donate, or complete the fitness challenge AND donate. Once you've completed the challenge, post it to your social media, hashtag the challenge and pass the challenge on to FIVE friends to do the same.
Why running, you ask? We know how hard our CAL FIRE firefighters are working out there. It takes strength, endurance, and good health to be out there doing what they do. This "fit" challange is our way of showing our solidarity with the American Heroes out there fighting to save our State, and those lives in danger.
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