A Heartfelt Thanks to a Hometown Restaurant!

In the process of creating a brand new benevolence fund in Warsaw, we were overwhelmed by the immediate response of the community at large! There was so much support!

One of the biggest contributors so far has been a hometown restaurant we’ve all known: Mom’s Kitchen!

When the owners and staff of Mom’s Kitchen found out about the Warsaw Firefighters Benevolence Fund (and Cady in particular), they promptly jumped into action to support our fledgling organization!

On August 5, 2019, firefighters from the Warsaw Fire Protection District brought out fire trucks and set up tents in front of Mom’s Kitchen. The staff of the restaurant cooked up hamburgers, cheese burgers, and hot dogs to serve as part of the $5 meals to sell in the tent out front. The $5 meal included any one of the above plus a drink, chips, and a cookie. ALL of the money generated in the tent was donated to the WFBF!

Mom’s Kitchen went another HUGE step further. Michelle Crabtree (owner) pledged all of the proceeds from the sales inside the restaurant that day to the WFBF as well! As if that wasn’t already an overwhelmingly generous gesture, Michelle also pledged to continue fundraising in the restaurant throughout the month of August!

We were absolutely amazed, overwhelmed, and grateful for this small-town business who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for one of our local volunteer firefighters and the Warsaw Firefighters Benevolence Fund!


A couple of weeks after that event, we were able to visit with members of the staff and the owners to take pictures with them and thank them for their donations!

Thank you to Vincent and Michelle Crabtree (Owners), Bonnie Kerley “Mom” (Manager), Wes Kerley (Assistant Manager and Butcher), James, Ray, Brandon, and Trevor (Cooks), Mindy, Missy, Macy, Angie (Waitresses), Dakota “The Fort Maker/Mascot”!

Michelle and the staff presented WFBF members with a check! Thank you so much! Words could never express our appreciation!

Published by Sam Henley

Hi! My name is Sam! I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management. I maintain the BC MO EM FB Page: @bcmoem and website: https://bcmoem.com/. I am the callsign trustee for the BC MO EM. Our callsign is WB0EM. I was appointed the Emergency Coordinator for our local Benton County, MO ARES (Missouri, U.S.A.) on October 31, 2017. I earned my general class amateur radio license (KE0LMY) on October 14, 2017. I run the BC ARES net every few Sunday nights (alternating with other group members) at 7 PM CST on 146.925 (–) PL 107.2. I maintain the Benton County, MO ARES Facebook page: @bentoncountyares and website: http://www.bentoncountyares.org/. I am the president of D.A.R.K. Dam Amateur Radio Klub (KE0TGG), a special events club which supports the BC ARES. You can find more information about D.A.R.K. at damark.org or on the Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/damark/ I volunteer as the Public Information Officer for the Warsaw Fire Protection District, maintaining their Facebook page @wfpd65355 and their website wfpd65355.com, updating both with current information regularly. I also manage the Warsaw Christian Church website warsawchristian.church, updating it weekly with a blog from Pastor Richard Bowman, as well as his sermon. I completed Community Emergency Response Team training with the Camden County, MO CERT and the Benton County, MO CERT and became a team member on March 26, 2018. I volunteer as the Benton County, MO CERT's Public Information Officer. I manage the BC MO CERT FB group, FB page @bcmocert and webpage. I volunteer as Camden County, MO CERT's Social Media Manager and manage their website www.ccmocert.com and Facebook page @CamdenMOCERT. I am one of the certified G428 certified CERT trainers for Benton County, MO. I serve as the Net Control Manager for the Region A Healthcare Net. This is a net which tests the amateur radio backup communications system for healthcare facilities in MO Region A once per month. I have completed both online and in-seat SKYWARN training, as well as Radar Fundamentals and I am Spotter #4 for the Lake Area Storm Spotters. I hold the following FEMA certifications: IS 029, IS 042, IS 100b, IS 101c, IS 102c, IS 120a, IS 130a, IS 139a, G191, IS 200b, IS 201, IS 230d, IS 235c, IS240b, IS241b, IS242b, IS244b, IS 247a, IS 248, IS 288a, G 251, G 300, IS 315, IS 317, PER 334, PER 343, G 400, IS 700a, IS 775, and IS 800c, IS 907, IS 2200, G 2300. I have completed the ARRL EC-001, EC-016, and PR-101 courses and completed CPR/AED/First Aid training for adults/children/infants on March 3, 2018. I have also completed L146 HSEEP training, MO126 WebEOC training, MO127 WebEOC Train the Trainer training, Damage Assessment training, MO146 Emergency Management Director's Academy, and most recently G449 Incident Command System Train the Trainer through MO SEMA. You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sammhenley on twitter @ke0lmy and at AirSho as http://www.airsho.com/united-states/edwards/ham-radio-amateur/ke0lmy-samantha-henley

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