Long Island Fireboat Museum Launches Fundraising Campaign

Photo courtesy http://fireboatfirefighter.com/  The Fireboat Firefighter, A Working, Floating Museum
Photo courtesy http://fireboatfirefighter.com/
The Fireboat Firefighter, A Working, Floating Museum

Suffolk Times: Faced with recent roadblocks in raising money for restoration of the decommissioned FDNY fireboat docked in Greenport, NY, Charlie Ritchie has launched a new fundraising campaign with the help of a familiar philanthropist.

Mr. Ritchie, president of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, said he hopes to raise enough money to complete a project several years in the making. To spark the fundraising effort, he said, the Charlie and Helen Reichert Foundation has agreed to match every dollar raised up to $50,000. Mr. Reichert, owner of the IGA supermarkets in Greenport and Southold, made headlines recently when the foundation donated money toward radio system repairs for the Southold Town Police Department, improvements at the Mattituck High School baseball field and new uniforms for Greenport High School athletes.

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