BY JONATHAN CALIXTE
Worldwide Community First Responder, will be hosting its sixth-anniversary fundraising gala.
Founder and president, Jackie Cassagnol is looking forward to the event. “Some people are shocked that WCFR has made it this far, but I am not. This has been a passion for me since the beginning.”
This event will take place on Saturday, Sept 30. at 400 High Ave in Nyack, N.Y. between the hours of 6 – 10 p.m. Mike Snow who is the Global Safety Director at Bunge will be the keynote speaker.
“He presented the first Safe Community Award to me at the 35th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards in White Plains, NY to recognize my work providing health education and first-response training in Haiti and greater New York,” said Cassagnol.
With what Snow has achieved in the past he seems like an excellent candidate for this event. “His work at Bunge aligns very well with what we do at WCFR.”
Cassagnol said the event will be more than a fundraiser. She wants to increase awareness of and support for WCFR’s life-saving mission.
Members will be required to pay $125 and non-members will have to pay $150. Included with the price of admission is dinner, an open bar and entertainment.
According to Cassagnol, the earnings from this event will be extremely beneficial to WCFR. She said, “The earnings from this event will go to our lifesaving programs. Our goal is to educate and train a total of 300,000 community members in 2018.”
Cassagnol’s slogan is “teaching people, saving lives.”
She hopes in the wake of natural disasters that recently shook the United States and much of North America, WCFR can inspire others to start up their own fundraising organizations to help those recovering.
“Anything that you work on as hard as I have on WCFR will make progress and be successful,” she said.
For additional information regarding this event feel free to dial 845-608-7409 or visit wcfrworldwide.org/