Firefighters’ Ladder Climb Scales New Heights Saturday

By  //  October 6, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Ladder Climb for the Children’s Hunger Project hosted by the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent Inc. is a visual and thrilling sight not to miss.

The popular Ladder Climb for the Children’s Hunger Project hosted by The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent returns to Palm Bay on Oct. 6. (Image courtesy Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent)

The thrilling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winn Dixie parking lot at 190 Malabar Road SE in Palm Bay.

It will raise money for the purchase of food packages that will be distributed to children through the Children’s Hunger Project.

Event co-sponsor, Winn Dixie, will prepare food bags for purchase.  Once purchased, a member of the Palm Bay City Council will deliver the food bags to the firefighters who will climb the 100-foot aerial ladder for each food bag.

At the end of the event, all the food bags will be given to the Children’s Hunger Project for distribution.

The firefighters also will be hosting fire prevention activities to kick off Fire Prevention Week opening Sunday. The public can tour the mobile fire safety house which offers a simulated demonstration of what it’s like in a house fire as firefighters explain how to safely escape.

There will also be free giveaways for children and pink T-shirts for breast cancer awareness month will be on sale at the ladder climb.

“We want to use this event as an opportunity to make a positive difference in the community.” Lt. Dave Ginsburg, Palm Bay firefighter

“We want to use this event as an opportunity to make a positive difference in the community,” said Lt. Dave Ginsburg of the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent.  “It’s not just about giving food to hungry children; it’s about promoting safety and educating the public about healthy and positive life choices.”

The Children’s Hunger Project is a local charity whose mission is to provide school children in Brevard County with weekend food backpacks.

The program is specifically aimed at elementary school students who are experiencing critical periods of growth and development.  Research conducted by the Center for Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University indicates that even mild under-nutrition may lead to reductions in physical growth and impaired brain function.

Children who experience hunger also have higher levels of chronic illness, anxiety, depression and behavioral problems.

The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization designed to provide community support through charitable events and contributions.  The benevolent can be found on Facebook under Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent.

For more information, call 321-723-3036 or send an email to