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.
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 identified, with the help of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission and firefighters on the trucks, 106 families that were in need of help for Thanksgiving
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.
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
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.
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.
In December '08 Random Acts did another Books and Balls in honor of late firefighter Ernie Carrasco.