Can you believe it? I know we are having a hard time wrapping our heads around it. 5 years of monthly donations. 5 years of spreading our story. 5 years of networking and meeting some awesome people that have the same vision as us.
Over all this time we have donated 880000 decontamination wipes, over 450 gallons of gear cleaner, over 1,400 bars of activated charcoal soap. We have done 320 different donations and have donated to ALL 50 states plus Washington DC and Canada. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s an incredible accomplishment!
With this milestone right around the corner Carney Strong Initiative has had to come to a very difficult decision. This is something that has not come easy and we have been dreading spreading the news, but as of March 2023 Carney Strong Initiative will officially retire. We find peace in knowing that we have made an impact in the fire service and in the life of the fire family over the past 5 years and we appreciate all of the love and support from each and every one of you.
We have worked with some of the best product partners who include Responder Wipes, SC Products CitroSqueeze, Brothers Helping Brothers, Last Line of Cancer Defense, Firewipes, Firefighter Cancer Consultants, LLC, 1st in Emergency Products, and Fire Soaps. There is no way we could have done this without them and are so thankful for all they have done for us. Thank you for making us apart of your fire family!
With the news of our retirement, we are no longer able to receive grant requests. We know that there are several requests we were unable to fulfill. We wish we had the means to fill every request with the supplies needed to protect our fire family from cancers. But, we know we did our best in our short 5 year term. We know we are leaving the fire service better than we found it.