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What’s W.O.L.F.F. Been Up To?

WOLFF logoBy Patricia Flinn

EASTVALE-The Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters (W.O.L.F.F.) have already begun planning a very busy holiday season!

On Thursday, Nov. 5, members of W.O.L.F.F., along with police officers and firefighters from various Southern California agencies, will be delivering plush toys to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). The plush toys will be given to children with chronic illnesses by the officers and firefighters, who will also work on crafts and activities with the children. Collection boxes are located at Eastvale City Hall, and Albertson’s Grocery Store. Residents are encouraged to drop-off a plush toy and partner with public safety families to bring joy and a sense of comfort to the children at CHOC.

On Sunday, Nov. 15 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., W.O.L.F.F. will host the 5th Annual “A Taste of Fabulous” Holiday Boutique on Patti Ann Court, in Eastvale. The Boutique will feature 30-plus vendors, offering a wide variety of unique and affordable merchandise for everyone on your Christmas list! For more information, email atofabulous@gmail.com or visit https://m.facebook.com/ATASTEOFFABULOUS.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., W.O.L.F.F. will host a benefit dinner to kick off The Lieutenant Pat Libertone Charitable Giving Campaign. This event will be held at the Cal-Aero Country Club, located in Chino at 14925 Cal Aero Drive, B181.

Lieutenant Libertone was a 32-year law enforcement officer employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  Lieutenant Libertone tragically lost his life on-duty, while keeping the public safe. The Lieutenant Pat Libertone Charitable Giving Campaign was established to give back to the community and to bring a positive image to American law enforcement. To date, 102 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty. Donations will help to benefit local communities and public safety families which The Wives of Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters are dedicated to serving.

To learn more about W.O.L.F.F. or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.eastvalewolff.com.

Join W.O.L.F.F. for NNO

WOLFF logoBy Patricia Flinn

Eastvale – Join W.O.L.F.F. at Eastvale’s National Night Out on Tues., Aug. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Eastvale Gateway Center Target Parking Lot.

There will be lots of fun, including a balloon artist, and games and prizes for kids at the W.O.L.F.F. booth. W.O.L.F.F. advocates for a safe community and will be promoting an anti-bully message at this year’s event. There will also be applications and information about joining our organization at the National Night Out booth.

If you are interested in joining W.O.L.F.F., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public safety officer and firefighter families through volunteering, fundraising, and collaborating with local communities, please email us at eastvalewolff@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wolff.eastvale.

Eastvale: About W.O.L.F.F.

WOLFF logoBy Patricia Flinn

Eastvale – W.O.L.F.F. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our community, establishing strong bonds and building relationships with wives of law enforcement and fire fighters. We promote the interests of law enforcement and firefighter families through volunteering, fundraising, and collaborating with local communities.

If you are interested in joining W.O.L.F.F., please email us at eastvalewolff@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wolff.eastvale.

A Special Thank You

PrintBy Patricia Flinn

Eastvale – The Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters (W.O.L.F.F.) recently had the pleasure of recognizing and remembering law enforcement officers and firefighters who have spent countless days and nights protecting our local communities.

On May 7, W.O.L.F.F. – along with the Cities and Chambers of Commerce for Norco and Eastvale – honored the men and women who fought the recent Highway Fire in the City of Norco. Members of the Norco and Eastvale stations of Riverside County Cal Fire, and the Corona Fire Department, were presented with plaques and certificates to show appreciation for their diligent efforts in fighting this fast growing fire. In addition, the Stonebridge Christian Academy students created banners and wrote thank you notes for our local fire stations, while Eastvale Elementary’s 1st Grade class presented thank you cards to one of our own, Battalion Chief Robert Harris, who led a team to Nepal for earthquake relief efforts.

On May 20, members of W.O.L.F.F. attended the L.A. County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony, which recognizes law enforcement officers who have recently lost their lives, including Lieutenant Patrick Libertone, an Eastvale resident. Lieutenant Libertone suffered a fatal heart attack during a traffic stop on Aug. 12, 2014.

If you are interested in joining W.O.L.F.F., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public safety officer and firefighter families through volunteering, fundraising, and collaborating with local communities, please email us at eastvalewolff@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wolff.eastvale.

Welcome to W.O.L.F.F.

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By Patricia Flinn

Eastvale – W.O.L.F.F. (Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public safety officer and firefighter families through volunteering, fundraising, and collaborating with local communities.

We realize that it is not easy being a first responder’s wife, and it is our goal to provide a support system for those that can relate to our lifestyle. W.O.L.F.F. members have been establishing bonds and building relationships with wives of law enforcement and firefighters since 2010.

W.O.L.F.F. hosts many events throughout the year, which include police and fire recognition, mixers, holiday socials, paint night, and wine tasting – along with various fundraisers that support our organization and local charities.

On Thurs., May 7, at 4 p.m., the Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters, along with area service organizations, will present Cal Fire and City of Corona Firefighters with a plaque thanking them for their hard work, bravery, and dedication during the Highway Fire. This wild fire, which started in the Prado Flood Control Basin, burned over 1,000 acres and threatened over 300 area resident homes. The Stone Bridge Christian Academy, which is a local pre-school, was also threatened and saved by firefighters.

The communities of Norco, Corona, and Eastvale will gather at the Norco-Cal Fire Station #47, located at 3902 Hillside Ave in Norco, and present firefighters with heartfelt tokens of their appreciation. Local Girl Scout troops, as well as area residents, will join us to give thanks to these brave men and women. We invite the communities of Norco, Corona and Eastvale to join us in this event.

L.A. County Search & Rescue Task Force #2 is an elite team that has been utilized in Haiti, Japan, Hurricane Katrina and other disasters around the world. One of our own – Battalion Chief Bob Harris – is leading a team that arrived in Nepal. We will be honoring his wife, Nachet, at this event also. Both are local residents who are active in our community.

The magnitude of stress that wives endure from the realization that there is always a possibility that their loved one may not come home, increases substantially when they volunteer to rescue people in other countries.

If you are interested in learning more about W.O.L.F.F., or would like to join our organization, please email us at eastvalewolff@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wolff.eastvale.

WOLFF Holds Ceremony For Fallen Heroes

By Jennifer Jester-Madrigal

Image Courtesy:  www.facebook.com/WivesOfLawEnforcementAndFireFighters

Image Courtesy: facebook.com/WivesOfLaw EnforcementAndFireFighters

Eastvale – On Fri., Jan 9, WOLFF (Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters) held an event to honor the memory of the 118 Peace Officers killed in the line of duty in 2014.

The public gathered at Eastvale’s Fire Station #27, where 118 American flags were placed in front of the station.  In addition, Eastvale Firefighters displayed a blue light at the firehouse to remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives.

Citizens line up in front of Eastvale’s Fire Station #27 to honor our fallen heroes on Jan. 9. (Photo Courtesy:  WOLFF)

Citizens line up in front of Eastvale’s Fire Station #27 to honor our fallen heroes on Jan. 9. (Photo Courtesy: WOLFF)

This event coincided with a national movement to support law enforcement officers as they serve and protect citizens in the United States in the hope of bringing communities together and awareness to a worthy cause.

During the ceremony, Bagpiper, Terri McCarthy – a retired Los Alamitos Police Officer – played taps and other significant music, while members of the community, Police Officers, and Firefighters took turns placing a flag along the sidewalk in front of the station.

It was truly a community event, and WOLFF would like to give a special “Thank You” to the City of Eastvale and the surrounding communities that have been supportive of our fallen Heroes.

WOLFF will be putting on many future events to support our Law Enforcement and Firefighter families, as well as the Eastvale community.

Eastvale: Plaques Honoring Deputies Unveiled

By LEAFF (Law Enforcement And Fire Fighters)

Eastvale – Eastvale’s WOLFF (Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters) dedicated memorial plaques at American Heroes Park to honor Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Investigator, Alcides “Al” Rivera, and Lt. Patrick Libertone.

alicides-rivera-memorialRivera, 55, died June 16 after suffering complications from shoulder surgery. He had been with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years, 23 of those years with the Narcotics Bureau.

patrick-libertone-memorialLibertone was also a 31 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, and worked in the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau. On August 12, he made a traffic stop on a reckless driver who had cut him off, and suffered a fatal heart attack.

According to WOLFF, these men, who both lived in Eastvale, dedicated their lives to public safety and served their communities proudly, helping to maintain law and order, protect members of the public, prevent crimes, and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

The ceremony was held at American Heroes Park located at 6608 Hellman Ave., in Eastvale, on October 25. JCSD’s Directors, Jane Anderson and Chad Blais, welcomed the crowd. Reflections by Family and Friends were presented by Mayor Ike Bootsma, and the plaques were unveiled with a closing statement by an LASD Department representative.