Flynner Building Company owner ‘jailed’ for MDA
Scott M. Flynn, founder and owner of Flynner Building Company, was “jailed” During the MDA Lockup Aug. 1 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Donors pledged $3,049 to MDA for his release, Flynn said in an email. His “bail” was set at $3,200.
According to the MDA Lockup website, $1,600 sends two children to MDA Summer Camp, so the money Flynn raised will send three children to camp with a little extra to spare.
Sammy Hagar donates to Idaho Foodbank
Rocker Sammy Hagar donated $2,500 to the Idaho Foodbank at his Aug. 18 performance at Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nev., Foodbank spokesman David Proctor said in an email.
Hagar regularly donates to food banks “because they’re the most consistent bang for the buck,” he said. “I choose for the money to go directly to people and feed them.”
Because the Idaho Foodbank can provide three meals for $1, Hagar’s donation will provide 7,500 meals, Proctor wrote.
Citi Foundation donates to WCA for financial literacy program
The Citi Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in support of the Treasure Valley Economic Action Program, which provides financial literacy training, according to a news release.
The financial literacy course provides knowledge and skills domestic violence survivors need to create long-term financial stability for themselves and their families. More than 387 women have participated in the classes, the release stated, and 78 percent have graduated.
Ada County Paramedics give free CPR classes at fair
The Ada County Paramedics gave free hands-only CPR classes at a Sidewalk CPR event at the Western Idaho Fair Aug. 16-25.
Ada County Paramedics Marketing Coordinator Hadley Mayes said in an email that 86 people participated in the classes. While compression-only class participants aren’t CPR certified, Mayes said, the hands-only technique is valuable. According to the American Heart Association’s website, hands-only CPR can more than double the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.
Sun Valley raises money for wildland firefighters
More than 1,000 people attended a community picnic in Sun Valley Aug. 25 to collect donations for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in recognition of wildland firefighters’ efforts to fight the Beaver Creek fire, according to a news release.
The Sun Valley Resort provided the venue and barbecue for firefighters, with local bands providing music. Residents and businesses made donations to the foundation, which acts as a safety net for families of injured or deceased wildland firefighters.
Sun Valley on Ice held a special benefit performance Aug. 24 for the foundation. General admission tickets were free to the public, and attendees were encouraged to use public donation boxes located throughout the venue in support of the foundation.
More than $30,000 was raised for the foundation during the weekend, the news release stated.
United Way fundraising begins with Flapjack Feed
The United Way of Treasure Valley’s annual fundraising campaign began Aug. 22 with a Flapjack Feed, UWTV Communications Manager Jake Alger said in an email.
“The Community Impact Campaign facilitates payroll-deduction giving opportunities at more than 300 communities throughout the valley,” Alger wrote.
The Flapjack Feed’s official sponsors were Albertsons, J. R. Simplot Company, Holland & Hart LLP, KTVB News Channel 7 and Dutch Bros. Other supporters included 580 KIDO Radio, the Idaho Statesman, Rocky Mountain Audio Visual, Tate’s Rents and A Sound Choice DJ Entertainment.