Fired-Up Fundraiser and Charity Ball returns after two-year hiatus
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the fifth-annual Fired-Up Fundraiser and Charity Ball was being held Saturday night, May 8, in person.
The Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation hosts this public charity at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
It's held to help burn survivors, firefighters, and safe communities across Wisconsin.
Burn survivors and firefighters spoke about their experiences, while an online and live auction are taking place to help raise money.
"I'd be happy if we broke $50,000 this year, I expect about half of what we've had in previous years, but we really don't know where people are at. This is the first event we've had, our fundraiser in-person" said Mike Wos, the Executive Director of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation.
Wos says they are at max capacity of 230 people, versus the normal 500 they've had in the past years and that they are following COVID-19 safety guidelines and are requiring masks.