Yarmouth Moose Lodge 2270 donates $1,000 to Yarmouth Firefighters Union 2122 Honor Guard Team

Lodge also donates Tommy Moose stuffed animals for children

   Members of the Yarmouth Moose Lodge present members of the Yarmouth Firefighters Union 2122 Honor Guard Team with a check for $1,000.

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Moose Lodge 2270 was true to their mission in supporting the local community. Governor Don Starr, Past Governor Ken Brayton and Administrator Hugh Sheridan presented a check for $1,000 to Yarmouth Firefighters Union 2122 Honor Guard Team to help defray uniform costs for this all volunteer group. The Moose Lodge also donated two cases of Tommy Moose stuffed animals to be placed on the ambulances and given to children to ease the trauma and stress of an emergency situation.

The Tommy Moose Program, sponsored by Moose International, provides plush dolls to police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnelall over North America. They keep the plush dolls in their vehicles,ready to be given to children when the children or their families areinvolved in fires, accidents or other traumatic situations.

Team Leader, Lou Sarkas, of the Yarmouth Firefighters Union Local 2122 Honor Guard said, “It's through the generous donations of great organizations like the Yarmouth Moose Lodge that enable us to look professional when the Local 2122 Honor Guard is called upon for its services.”

The Honor Guard is made up of nine volunteers from the ranks of the Firefighters' Union and performs when called upon for Yarmouth Fire Department members, past and present, Members of Professional Fire Fighters of MA and Members of the International Association of Firefighters. They also participate in honoring our veterans, parades and memorial services.

The Yarmouth Moose Lodge supports the local community financially by generously donating to the Yarmouth Fire and Police Departments. They also support three little league teams, DY hockey and football teams, softball, basketball, sailing programs plus many others.

The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 800,000 men in roughly 1,800 lodges, in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda.

Anyone interested in joining the Yarmouth Moose Lodge  will soon be able to stop by their new location at 769 Route 28 in South Yarmouth, formerly Christopher's Restaurant, to fill out an application. For more information visit www.mooseintl.org.

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Fire Department.

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