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Change Happens

Miguel is a volunteer firefighter in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He began his career with nothing but desire to provide lifesaving opportunities in his community.  When he arrived at the first fire he was assigned to, he had nothing but the … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF ONE

The BRAVE Foundation began with one person on one vacation in one country who planted one seed that grew in to one organization that ultimately has changed thousands of lives and dramatically reduced pain and suffering for an under-served population. … Continue reading

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4000 Hours = GREAT Things!

Our dedicated volunteers donated nearly 4,000 hours to supporting BRAVE Foundation activities in 2012 – things like presentations, collecting surplus equipment/supplies, planning sessions, events, conferences, and training in Guatemala. If we multiply that using an estimated hourly value of $20 … Continue reading

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7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Guatemala

Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Guatemala today. Yet another disaster struck this morning as a 7.4 earthquake shook the region from Mexico City to El Salvador; the strongest quake to hit Guatemala since 1976 when a 7.5-magnitude … Continue reading

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HELP! WE’RE STRANDED ON THE ROAD TO GUATEMALA!

Our convoy is stranded in L.A. and they need our help FAST! They are unable to continue the trip to Guatemala until new tires can be put on the engine. So, until the money is raised, the engine filled with 1000’s … Continue reading

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TRAINING TEAM HEADED TO GUATEMALA IN APRIL

The next BRAVE Foundation training mission is scheduled for April 12-23, 2012.  We’ll be training the bomberos (Spanish for firefighter) around Guatemala in a variety of lifesaving procedures. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR SKILLS WITH THE BOMBEROS? Contact us … Continue reading

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Local Firefighters Impacting Central America & Beyond

On November 19, the B.R.A.V.E. (Bomberos Resourceful And Valiant Efforts) Foundation, a 100% volunteer driven nonprofit organization managed by local firefighters, held an Open House where several nonprofit agencies from the Pacific Northwest were invited to stop by the B.R.A.V.E. … Continue reading

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Guatemala is Under Water – HELP!

The torrential rains are pounding down in Guatemala – AGAIN!  Flooding in Mexico and Central America have killed 110 people and affected some 1 million as of Wednesday. In the past week alone, two hurricanes and three tropical storms hit … Continue reading

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A SPECIAL FAVOR FROM A BRAVE FOUNDATION SUPPORTER

If you could take about 4 minutes to take this fire safety quiz and then vote for Merrimac Fire Dept., I would really appreciate it. If they get the most votes and buy a lot of new equipment, they may … Continue reading

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They made it to Guatemala!

The team arrived at the Mexico/Guatemala border yesterday.  The inventory lists were finalized and all should be well for transferring into Guatemala today or tomorrow.  Thank you to our team leader, Julio, for his courage and leadership along this challenging and … Continue reading

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