A recent Internet theme and challenge among firefighters and police officers has been circulating to help raise money for charities. The challenge: have a bucket of ice water dumped on your head or pay $100 to a local charity. Local servants have been doing both.
The challenge is initiated when one person “calls out” five other people and asks them to do the same - donate $100 or get doused.
Oro Valley Police Department's Lt. Kara Riley was “called out” by Tucson Police Department’s Sgt. Chris Wildmer, Sgt. Pete Dugan, and officer Brandon Tatum in a similar video posted on the department’s Facebook page July 9.
The officers also challenged Capt. Pacheco (TPD), Sam Salzwedel (KVOA 4), Lt. Wildblood (TPD), Capt. Baker (TFD PIO), Som Lisiaus (KOLD 13), Deputy Suitt (PCSO PIO), Deputy Rodriguez (PCSO PIO), Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9).
Rikki Mitchell from KGUN 9 news has agreed to do her challenge on live TV at 5 p.m.
On July 10, Riley and Pacheco completed their challenge at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center.
During their video, they “called out” Anne-Marie Braswell, the newly appointed PIO for Golder Ranch Fire Department, as well as Oro Valley Police Department’s Carmen Trevizo.
One of the main charities is for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and hundreds of firefighters have taken on the challenge.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYJ3G2CBzCg&feature=youtu.be
According to the website Firecritc.com, these are the rules:
- You are nominated to complete the challenge by someone who has done just that.
- You have 24 hours to complete the challenge AND donate $10 or $20 to the charity of choice as defined by the person nominating you.
- If you are unable to complete the challenge, you donate $50 or $100 to the charity they defined.
- The amount of the donations varies. The most common is $10 if you complete it, $100 if you do not.
- If you complete the challenge, upload the video of you completing it to Facebook or Youtube and nominating 5 more individuals to Facebook.