After thousands donate to help firefighters, Hy-Vee and FOX 4 present $60,500 check

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FOX 4 and Hy-Vee, the employee-owned grocery store that originated in the Midwest, presented a check for $60,500 to the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 42 (IAFF).

That was the amount donated by Hy-Vee customers and Hy-Vee itself during a fundraising partnership with FOX 4 in an effort to raise money for the families of fallen firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh, killed Monday, Oct. 12, in a two-alarm building fire.

When customers shopped at Hy-Vee, they were able to make a $1, $5, or $10 tax-deductible donation when they checked-out.

The funds go to the Firefighters Local 42 Community Assistance Fund, which helps the families of fallen firefighters. In addition to customer donations, Hy-Vee matched the public’s in-store donations with $10,000.

The check was made out and presented to Bill Galvin of the IAFF Local 42.

The check was made out and presented to Bill Galvin of the IAFF Local 42.

This two-week 'Support Our Fire Families' fundraiser ran from Friday, Oct. 16 and runs through Friday, Oct. 30 at the 20 Kansas City-Metro Hy-Vee stores.

 

John Mesh and Larry Leggio

John Mesh and Larry Leggio