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Bret Waszkiewicz's Fundraiser:

Ride Across America for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation

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BENEFITING: WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Apr 02, 2016

Bret Waszkiewicz

THE STORY:

During the course of my brief 4 years with the Forest Service as a Wildland Firefighter I have experienced more than I could have ever imagined. The past fire season in particular was especially demanding. Unfortunately, as is true every year, firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty. A few of these losses were firefighters I knew personally. While I and the firefighting community continue to overcome these losses it is undoubtedly more difficult for the families and loved ones of the departed. Thinking about the difficulties of these families is what led me to contact the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is an organization which provides continued support for the families of firefighters who lost their lives. I strongly believe that the support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides is crucial to the families who have experienced loss in order for them to land back on their feet. I began to wonder what I could do personally to help support a cause I feel passionately about. I decided that I wanted to ride my bike across the United States to raise money and awareness for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. So I began to devise a plan. The route will begin in Miami, Florida and end in Manhattan Beach, California primarily along what is referred to as the "Southern Tier" cycling route. The total mileage for this route is 3,489 miles. The goal is to average 180 miles per day which will result in the entire trip taking about 20 days. Riding self-supported with what I can carry on my bike and back I will start the journey on April 2, 2016. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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To This Fundraiser

$12,414

MONEY RAISED
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  • Magda & Bogdan Matysek

    $100

  • Sully

    $50

  • Bruce and Belva Moler

    $200

  • Ashley Grise

    $75

  • Jack Cate

    $107.43

  • Design Support Inc

    $250

  • Gerald Prendergast

    $100

  • Harkenrider's

    $150

  • Nancy Jewell

    $50

  • John and Wendy Porter

     

  • Dane & Carrie Moler

    $100

  • Tracey & Mike Meltzer

    $350

  • Mark & Kathy

     

  • Diane Henschel

    $50

  • Ryan Morse

    $100

  • Ocean Direct, Gardena, CA

    $250

  • Richard Grise

     

  • Zack and Drew Goldberg

    $100

  • Lisa Katzman

    $10

  • Mandi S

    $20

  • Bailyn Fragner

    $100

  • Keith & Susi Farmer

    $50

  • Marla McCasland

    $250

  • Lisa & Dave Cusac

    $30

  • Paige Nishikawa

    $75

  • Chris (Porter) Bennett

    $100

  • Barry and Judy Scott

    $75

  • Lu and Mary Hintz

    $50

  • Robert Kredo

    $200

  • Celia Hubbard

    $50

  • Suzanne Martin

    $25

  • The Porter Family

    $250

  • Jessica Zuniga

    $20

  • Charlie Wise

    $50

  • Laura, Seth, Lilly and Caleb McIver

    $25

  • The Cresap Family

    $100

  • Jack Hardy

    $50

  • Carl Lau

     

  • janine

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ernest Cook family

    $100

  • Joan & Victor Van De Moortel

    $100

  • Mr and Mrs Amos

    $50

  • Mike and Paige Fish

    $100

  • Jamee Curran

    $50

  • Aubrey & Jr Bonetto

     

  • Angie

    $10

  • Julia Vantrimpont

    $50

  • Ed Waszkiewicz (Proud Grandfather)

    $400

  • Jordan

    $25

  • Zach Dominguez

    $50

  • Tracy Ritzo

    $25

  • The MURILLO Family

    $50

  • Dustin and Casey

    $52

  • Laura Molnar

    $20

  • Lauren Heavrin

    $50

  • Don & Debbie Patterson

    $50

  • Bryce Engstrom & Kate Hines

    $25

  • Linnea

    $50

  • Devin Miyasaki

    $80

  • Bob & Nancy Weeks

    $25

  • Cindy Maloney

    $50

  • Karen Gates

    $50

  • Brian Regnier

    $25

  • Helen Kerz

     

  • Leff Family

    $100

  • Dr Timothy Stewart

    $100

  • Boylan Family

    $100

  • Rob and Jenifer

     

  • Sean Carter

    $10

  • Suzanne Waszkiewicz Hardin

    $20

  • Betsy Bennett

    $25

  • Steve and Gloria Arnold

    $100

  • Mary Ellen & Steve Osborne

    $25

  • Keller Family

    $100

  • The Islas Family

     

  • The Curran Family

    $50

  • Ann & Mac Sargent

     

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Florence and Mike Quinn

     

  • Karen Roseman

    $25

  • Steve

    $30

  • Joseph Solis

    $25

  • Jon Pollock

    $50

  • Dennis Kiley & Denise Sprague

    $50

  • Beverly Walters

    $25

  • Jerry Pizzo & Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Perrie Biener

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Jeanne and Keith Gardner

    $100

  • Jackie Gardner

    $25

  • John & Jill Hall

    $100

  • Trudy Schapansky

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric Tomikawa

    $200

  • Richard and Lori Walpole

    $200

  • Mackenzie Kroon

    $50

  • Rod & Nancy Smith

     

  • Kristen Carlson

    $20

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124% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Rod & Nancy Smith

Rod & Nancy Smith

Great work, Bret. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to participate. 3 years ago

Mackenzie Kroon

Mackenzie Kroon

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Richard and Lori Walpole

Richard and Lori Walpole

DONATION: $200

Congratulations Bret! Great job for a wonderful cause. 3 years ago

Eric Tomikawa

Eric Tomikawa

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Trudy Schapansky

Trudy Schapansky

DONATION: $50

Congratulations on an amazing journey! 3 years ago

John & Jill Hall

John & Jill Hall

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jackie Gardner

Jackie Gardner

DONATION: $25

Awesome job Bret! 3 years ago

Jeanne and Keith Gardner

Jeanne and Keith Gardner

DONATION: $100

Way to go Bret!!! Impressive! Come see us when you're home! 3 years ago