Friends of Firefighters marks 20 years of service at 2022 gala

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Gary Sinise Foundation ambassadors present a check of $50,000 to Friends of Firefighters Executive Director Nancy Carbone at the group’s 20th anniversary gala earlier this month.
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For more than two decades, Brooklyn-based organization Friends of Firefighters has worked to provide free mental health and wellness services to the Fire Department of New York community, and on Thursday, Nov. 17, the group got together with friends, family and even a few local celebrities to host a grand 20-year anniversary gala.

The event took place at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn and was hosted by Shelli Sonstein of Q104.3 radio station.

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There, Friends of Firefighters received a $50,000 donation from the Gary Sinise Foundation to support to support programming.

Actor, comedian and podcaster Brian Quinn (Impractical Jokers), who was born and raised in New York City and served in the FDNY from 2005-2013, supports the Friends of Firefighters 20th anniversary gala, standing next to FoF ED Nancy Carbone.Friends of Firefighters

In a post on social media, organizers thanked those who came out to the 2022 gala for their continued support of Friends of Firefighters’ mission.

“An enormous thank you to everyone who came out to our gala last night to support the work we do,” a post on Instagram read. “It was a tremendous success. Thank you as well to all of our honorees and our tirelessly working staff.”