Childhood Cancer, a tragedy that strikes children at all different times in their lives. The battle can be a fight that ends in grief for a family or a sigh of relief for the survivor. Either way, there are organizations across the world working to make the fight more bearable while ensuring the children continue as normal lives as possible. In Reno, Nevada, firefighters are joining forces to promote Northern Nevada Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness. For Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, the one behind all the kindness, is Fire Captain Randall Gates.
A leader not only in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District but at St. Baldrick’s. Through his leadership and passion to the cause, Randall Gates and twenty other members of the district shaved their heads for those brave children. Together they raised over $3,000 to help support Children’s Cancer treatment and research. With hopes to make the event even bigger, with more money raised next year.
But St. Baldrick’s is only one little piece of Randall Gates and the Northern Nevada Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness. He’s working diligently to recruit other fire departments and firefighters to give back to the community in which they live. Whether it be through station tours, fundraisers, or helping the older generations shovel snow. Giving back to the community is the ultimate outcome. Randy recognizes the roll he and the others play in the community. They are leaders at heart.
What I find to be the most fascinating, is the leadership that has emerged. People look up to Randy because of the leader he is. So inherently, more and more people have stepped up to the plate and participated in random acts of kindness. Randy Gates is a leader to other leaders in our community. Inspiring others to promote the cause they are passionate about. Do you know a firefighter in your community involved in Random Acts of Kindness? Please share your comments below.