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.
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.