Tim Harris, the only man with Downs Syndrome to own his own restaurant, hosts his first annual Hug-a-Thon at Tim's Place Restaurant to raise money to support Random Acts.
Random acts firefighters donated a car filled with groceries to Carmen, an Albuquerque grandmother who is getting custody of her 7 grandchildren and was in desperate need of car and food to take on all those kids.
Random Acts went to Alameda elementary and provided books to the school library, gave every third grader their own dictionary, and then filled the cab with sports balls.
In December '08 Random Acts did another Books and Balls in honor of late firefighter Ernie Carrasco.
Every year Random Acts partners with NM Solutions, and Albuquerque area foster agency, to provide specific gifts to all their foster kids. This is three years worth of Christmas memories.
A small school in AFD'd District 5 is comprised of three building and after running a call there we found out not one of them had heat. Random Acts bought heaters for the other buildings and an AFD firefighter that is also an licensed electrician installed them for us. The kids were almost more excited about the heat than they were the trucks and firefighters who can to deliver the heaters.
Early on in our history the Make-a-wish foundation contacted us to see if we would help them with a project. There was a little boy with a terminal illness who was granted any wish he wanted. His choice was to build a playground in his back yard that he and his little brother could enjoy while he was here and create solid memories for him for the future.
Random Acts was asked to help the kids in La Mesa's Head start program with toys for Christmas. L5 and R5 acted as Santa's elves and every child got a present and a new pair of shoes from Payless Shoes.
Firefighters were asked to identify people in their districts who could use a fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner. 52 families were nominated and all of them received a meal this morning. Thanks to Afd station 5 that allowed us to distribute them out of their station and to all our amazing volunteers that came out to help.
Can't even express what a huge success today was. We had tons of volunteers, all eager and excited to get all the gifts wrapped. We had everything done pretty quickly and you could really sense a feeling of joy in knowing nearly 200 kids were going to rip all this paper to shreds and enjoy these toys
We had such a great time donating nearly $700 dollars in books to Coral Community Charter school and having our buddy Tim Harris help out by talking to the kids about the importance of school and saying no to bullying
Random acts and tons of volunteers invaded Walmart every year to shop for nearly 200 under privileged children....thanks to E40, E12, and R12 and all our volunteers who helped us shop this year.
The second annual Hug a Thon where the amazing Tim Harris give out hugs and collects money to benefit the firefighters random acts
Random Acts partnered with Rachel's Courtyard.. the play ground for children at Presbyterian Hospital, to host a 4th of July party for the children too sick to leave the hospital for the holiday. It was a great event ...partnering the firefighters with the children and playing games, throwing water balloons, and eating too much food!!
Random Acts partnered with AFD, APD, AAS, BCSO, and BCFD to collect food for the 5000+ homeless children that attend APS here in Albuquerque
A few days ago AFD Firefighter Brian Jackson and his family were out grabbing lunch when they noticed a homeless man with four children. They stopped and bought the family lunch but wanted to do more.
Random Acts identified, with the help of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission and firefighters on the trucks, 106 families that were in need of help for Thanksgiving
The crews from AFD E8 & R16 kept running calls for a woman in their district that was wheelchair bound and always having a hard time getting in and out of the house for ongoing cancer treatments. The crews got together, designed and built a wheelchair ramp
A lot of Albuquerque families are hurting and living paycheck to paycheck meaning that sometimes Christmas presents for the kids just isn't in the budget. Firefighters Random Acts was able to stand in the gap and help some of these Albuquerque kids today. Firefighters identified 32 children at in Albuquerque area YDI program who would not have gotten presents without the firefighters assistance.
Today a phenomenal group of volunteers came together at BCFD station 33 to wrap all the gifts for the nearly 300 children we are giving gifts to this year.
Today Random Acts went shopping for the 300 children we are helping this year for Christmas. We had the absolute best group of volunteers and little helpers running around buying presents for children in need.
For Thanksgiving 2015 some the the Board of Directors of The Firefighters Random Acts along with L15, E15, R15 and a few wonderful volunteers served food to 150 residence at a HUD senior living facility.
We at Random Acts can hardly believe the number of volunteers we had come out to help us today. We had identified 156 families in need of Thanksgiving meals
Firefighters Random Acts partnered with the American Red Cross to provide people with free smoke detectors. On August 8th a woman died in SW Albuq, in part because there was no smoke detectors in her home.
This year Random Acts had the pleasure of helping 350 children in the Albuquerque area receive Christmas presents who might not have otherwise. We are so blessed to be able to host this event every year.
It takes an army of wrapping elves to pull off wrapping presents for 350 kids in just a few hours. Huge thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers who came out to help, the crew at BCFD 33 for opening up your house to us, and everyone who made today possible!!!
Random Acts was able to facilitate the donation of a 2001 fire truck to a small Dept in Louisiana that was devastated by flooding.