Lindale, Texas (KETK) — The City of Lindale is coming together to help a friefighter who was severely injured in a fire last week.
Here are some ways you can help benefit firefighter, Joe Yeakley:
January 30, 2014 - Pizza Inn of Lindale will give all tips and 10% of all sales from 11am – 9 pm to the Joe Yeakley Relief fund.
February 13, 2014 – All Day - Treat your Valentine to an early date at Chili’s in Lindale and they will give 10% of your bill to the Joe Yeakley Relief fund when you mention Firefighter Joe or Lindale Fire Department.
The “Not Your Average Joe” 5K community fun run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, in Lindale to benefit local firefighter Joe Yeakley who was critically injured Jan. 17 while battling an early morning house fire in Lindale. Registration for the fun run begins at 9 a.m. with the fun run/walk to begin at 10 a.m. at the Picker’s Pavilion at the corner of N. Industrial and North Street (Behind the Lindale Central Fire Station) near downtown Lindale. A $25 donation includes a T-shirt (while supplies last) and there will be live music after the race in the pavilion. Food and drinks will be available after the race for a donation.
CheerFest will be a family event on Saturday, February 22 at 2718 S. Main in Lindale. This family event will offer bounce houses, pony rides, carnival games, vendors and more all to benefit the Joe Yeakley Relief Fund.
- The “Pray for Joe” benefit concert and dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, at Lindale High School located at 920 East Hubbard in Lindale. This event will offer a Fajita Dinner benefit from 5pm – 7pm in the Lindale High School Cafeteria. Following the dinner, “HIS” Music Ministry will be hosting a benefit concert in the Lindale Preforming Arts Center to start at 7pm. Mike Holbrook from 99.9 KMOO morning show will guide you through a night filled with music by local artist Mike Huff, Steven Giles, McFarlin & Mabry, Iron Mountain Project and featuring Lindale’s Casey Rivers. During this concert there will also be an autographed guitar auction. Entrance to the concert is by donation and is first come first serve seating.
All proceeds from these events will benefit Yeakley, a 14-year veteran with the Lindale Volunteer Fire Department and a 30-year veteran of the fire service. Yeakley is still in critical condition in Parkland Hospital in Dallas being treated for burns to his face and hands he sustained when the roof collapsed on him early in the morning on Friday, January 17.
Donations can also be made in person at any Texas Bank & Trust location or mailed to:
Lindale Volunteer Fire Dept
For Benefit of Joe Yeakley
P.O. Box 8
Lindale, TX 75771
Blood donations can also be made in honor of Joe Yeakley, at any Carter Blood Center. Please check the Lindale Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page for more info and for future events. The Yeakley family along with the Lindale Fire Department, ask that you continue the prayers for FF Joe Yeakley.