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Sayville Athletic Club to host Oct. 23 fundraiser for injured EMS and fire volunteer

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The Sayville Athletic Club is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 23, for a volunteer firefighter and EMT who was seriously injured during an emergency call last month.

Steve Redding, a 35-year veteran of the West Sayville Fire Department and a 15-year member of the Community Ambulance Company, was hospitalized after getting hurt while responding to a 911 EMS call on Sept. 18. Members of the fire department and the ambulance company are running the fundraiser.

The community event will run from 2-5 p.m. at the Sayville Athletic Club, located at 209 Railroad Ave. in Sayville. A $50 donation includes barbecue food, an open bar, live music and raffles. Money raised will go toward Redding’s mounting medical expenses.

Friends have also established a GoFundMe page for Redding. So far, donations have exceeded $11,000.

You can click hear to donate to the Steve Redding Fundraiser.

“He has dedicated his entire life to responding to our neighbors calls for help. It is our turn to help Steve in his time of need,” Jamie Atkinson, a longtime Community Ambulance and a retired MTA detective, said in a Facebook post about the event. “Please consider donating to an amazing person and family.”

Above photo: GoFundMe