Fundraiser held Monday at Bob Evans in honor of fallen firefighter Jamie Dickman

Fundraiser held Monday at Bob Evans in honor of fallen firefighter Jamie Dickman

(Toledo News Now) - May 4 was International Firefighters' Day, and this year Bob Evans restaurants partnered with the Live Your Dream Foundation to honor fallen Toledo firefighter Jamie Dickman.

"It's been overwhelming. We have really been in awe of how many people have come out and how many people are supporting us, it's fantastic!" said Jamie's mom Linda Dickman. 

Private Dickman died in a north Toledo fire in January of 2014, along with Private Stephen Machcinksi. His family started the Live Your Dream Foundation in Jamie's honor.

"They had a tremendous loss, but they're making something positive out of it with the foundation. And this is a great way to kick start the foundation and help us raise money and start doing good things," said Toledo firefighter Matt Conway. 

Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of their proceeds to the foundation. Money raised through the charity foundation will go toward scholarships, putting stuffed animals on fire trucks for children, and providing supplies needed at fire stations, such as dishes and mattresses.

"We thought it'd be good to have something to eat and do something for the cause and the fund," said Gilda Covucci, who attended the fundraiser.

"They didn't have to do this, but they did, and so we're grateful for their help and the support and we just want to let them know," said Linda. 

The family says this was a way for them to move forward and do something Jamie would want them to do.

For more information on the fundraiser, visit the Live Your Dream Foundation on Facebook.

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