Talking about how local businesswoman gal hoover has made it her birthday wish to give back year after year.
And what it means to our local fire departments to do that we welcome in galle and chiefly lombok from the allentown fire department along with his son i retired canine judge she was very comfy here on our set this morning guys good morning, good morning.
So nice to see you in such a great cause we're talking about not only is it your birthday which is a great cause gayle threat i mentioned you have this bashing been having this is the 7th here.
How you come up with this idea to make it more than about celebrating your birthday.
>>well 7 years ago when we first started this it was a winter that we're all stuck in the house and when i offered to get together for my birthday we actually wound up with a lot of people who had cabin fever we grew to such a group i thought to forget that man of people together we should really do some good for the lehigh valley and we decided to make it a charity event.
>>yeah now how did you come up with the idea to help the fire department and what is helping them.
>>well, the first few years we and chad rescues kind in the valley and then i looked for something maybe that most people don't think of and so i connected with chief lombok and offered the idea of outfitting our first responders with oxygen kits for pets when they get on scene ok and this is something that most of our fire department's chief they don't have these things they don't because of a budget is cut in lower we try to get as much things as many things that he can.
>>these in the city about that we had about 2 or 3 maybe before came to us with this project.
>>and we use them a lot.
I'm now with when she actually gave us the first a donation of them.
Now we have every kind every unit and every ambulance unit, i'm fit this package and actually last year with betham and hopefully this year with the the whole east an area with wilson.
I'm participating in palmer.
>>wow that's so great so it started in allentown and then it's kind of expanded in 3 short years eve and we will have the entire region, not just one minister palette enough just to not just 3.
>>2 neighboring counties an entire lehigh valley region.
First responders responsible for to and handling pet emergencies will be outfitted with these kids.
>>so how does it work folks come to your birthday bash have some fun it's happening saturday march 23th guess and what goes on in had they did a pet how does the money get collected they get a ticket that poses a ticket you might my face only the fun kid only a 1, but yes it is open to the public anybody who'd like to support that's wonderful half of our money always goes to support fact.
>>which is also a local organization here in the lehigh valley in that stands for fighting aids.
Continuously together they reads emergency funds for neighbors here who have the hiv virus or the full blown aids and the other half always goes to an animal charity.
And this year will be due of completing the trifecta of ab yeah that's a great not after you complete that trifecta what's next.
I mean we still a lot of birthdays >>and even into into you know what's really cool about it is that next year 2020.
The year itself is a really cool go big and women you know we don't like to say our age but next year.
>>it's 60 on so i turn 60 in 2020 and now that we've completed this project we're open to any and all options so i don't know where we're going but as you said we're going to going to be a of it we're getting ready hopefully all announce it here on our show so what example do you hope that all the this giving and this these charitable acts show other members of the community.
There are so many causes that are out there whether it's a small you know a neighbor of pay for.
Day care whether it's a school project weather.
There are so many things that come across our our lives are or feeder.
That that touch your heart they have touched your heart strings and when that happens just follow up on it yet do something about it not just go oh yeah that's really good cause and then flip on to the next thing in your life was something really touches your heart follow it and do something great well, thanks for all the work that all of you guys, including judge are doing in our community and folks but the best facebook page or facebook or we now that new this year have gales.
>>birthday bash dot com you know it's official you have a web out happy birthday and thank you again they this great party with the cars we like you sales birthday bash dot com for more and follow your help they'll celebrate overthink the back of the same time march 23th in easton and we'll be right back stay with us.