Felling Trailers Announces 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates

Felling Trailers Announces 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates

Felling Trailers is conducting its ninth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation is the 2021 recipient. Felling Trailers wants to help generate awareness about the hidden health dangers and cancer risks firefighters face while serving and beyond. Thus, Felling Trailers manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers the signature fire engine red with custom gold pinstriping, emblazoned with the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation emblem. The online auction of the trailer will run for seven days: Sept. 5-11.

Several Felling Trailers' suppliers have joined to support MNFFF by sponsoring the trailer build, from lighting to tires to decking. The 2021 Trailer for a Cause sponsors are Trans-Texas, PPG, Dexter, Sealco, Peterson, Industrial Wood, Demco, Pacific Rim and Metal Crafters/Flexco. One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation.

MNFFF’s mission is to provide funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. They are dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in their communities. The state of Minnesota has 774 fire departments. MNFFF’s Hoods 4 Heroes campaign goal is to provide 500 particulate hoods to those departments who cannot afford this type of PPE or have applied for grants and been denied. A particulate hood protects firefighters from absorbing dangerous chemicals into their skin, covering the area around the head, neck and ears. "Each year, over 70 firefighters die in the line of duty. Since 9/11, over 7,000 firefighters have been diagnosed with some form of cancer or a disabling health diagnosis. These hoods are a minor step towards cancer mitigation and prevention. Cancer has become the No. 1 killer of fire service members outpacing cardiac arrest in most recent years,” said Tim Trainor, Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation President.

 The Trailer for a Cause auction will start on Sunday, Sept. 5 at noon, run for seven days, and end Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the MNFFF’s 4th annual golf fundraiser for the Hoods 4 Heroes campaign. The online auction can be viewed at www.felling.com/our-company/trailer-for-a-cause/. Arrangements to be made for pickup at Felling Trailers’ manufacturing facility or delivery (freight extra). 

About the Minnesota Firefighters Foundation
In early 2017 the Minnesota Firefighters Foundation was formed with the mission to support firefighters and their families who have been affected by cancer and other health issues due to their involvement in the fire service. MNFFF’s primary campaign is HOODS 4 HEROES, which educates firefighters on how to protect themselves, along with giving them the tools and equipment to help mitigate the risk of cancer and other hidden health risks. The HOODS 4 HEROES campaign mission is to purchase particulate hoods for fire departments across Minnesota that cannot afford them. For additional information on MNFFs research, education and services, visit www.mnfff.org.

About Felling Trailers, Inc.
Felling Trailers is a family-owned and operated full line trailer manufacturer located in central Minnesota. Started in 1974, Felling Trailers has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 325,000 square feet. Felling has provided innovative trailer solutions to the transportation industry for over 45 years, with distribution across North America and internationally.  For more information, contact 800-245-2809, sales@felling.com, or visit www.felling.com.


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