New York Giftings
Our 1st VP Ryan had the privilege of traveling to the state of New York to make Gifting presentations to two volunteer firefighters with the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department. Lts Reuben Kupferstein and Jonathan Indig are both battling cancer and at different stages of the battle but are also embraced by their fire service family. We present our Giftings with support and encouragement and welcome both Reuben and Jonathan, their families and their LCFD family into our S23F family.
Special shout out to the true meaning of “For Love of Family & Brotherhood“: when Ryan’s return flight was cancelled… Gift Recipient FF Reuben and his lovely wife Nina graciously took Ryan in for 2 nights, gave tips to the first-time-ever-in-NYC and unexpected tourist about visiting NYC (incl the 9/11 Memorial) and got him to the airport! S23F was there to offer a helping hand… and in true fire service family fashion a helping hand was offered in return!!