Dear Firehouse Supporters,
For the past ten years, November is the month that The Firehouse hosts our annual fundraiser- the Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash. This fundraiser (along with the Spring luncheon) is the primary source of support for our emergency shelter. The money we raise pays our hard working staff, keeps the lights on, and allows us to care for our very vulnerable homeless population. The Firehouse relies heavily on our supporters and our guests rely heavily on us. It is a delicate balance and we have worked hard to make sure that the needs of our clients are met without overtaxing our supporters. This year the balance has become much more tenuous- we fully realize many of the people we rely on are struggling right along with us. However, we desperately need continued giving as we move into winter, so we are happy to announce our VIRTUAL fundraising event- Stop, Drop, and Run into 2021. Don’t worry- there is no Zoom, no more sitting in front of a computer. The challenge is easy- walk, run, or roll 2,020 steps a day for 21 days. This is a great activity for everyone, and can be used as a great teambuilding activity for your family, work, or faith based group.
We are praying that each of you are safe, healthy, and managing during these difficult times. Please know that The Firehouse has not and will not close, not even for a day, and your support ensures that people experiencing homelessness are wrapped in supportive services that are delivered with dignity and respect.
With Appreciation,
Anne Rygiel
Executive Director


Firehouse is proud to present a completely VIRTUAL run/walk/roll challenge! Pick any 21 days between now and December 31st and challenge yourself to take 2021 steps every day for 21 days. It is a great way to end the year strong and RUN out if 2020 to a healthier 2021!


  • WHEN? Start today and complete the challenge at your own pace by December 31st, 2020. Once you register, an email will be sent out so you can send in your shirt size. Shirts and masks will be ready early December.
  • WHERE? Run, Walk, or Roll wherever you feel comfortable! This event is 100% virtual and self paced.
  • COST: Tickets start at $35 and include a t-shirt, bib, and completion certificate, and can be upgraded to include running shirts and sports masks. Don’t forget to donate if you feel called.
  • HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Participation is easy! All you need is a way to document your 2,020 steps per day. If you are walking or running, we recommend using your phone or smart watch to track steps. However- 2,020 steps is about a mile, so if you have a route you like that is about that length, you can just write it down.
Signing up is simple! When you sign up by clicking on the “Register” button below, you can sign up for yourself and your family. You can also create a Team to group fundraise, share pictures, and support each other. Invite your friends and family to participate and raise money for The Firehouse. The person who raises the most money will win a Regions bike!