Des Moines Playhouse Presents Check to DMFD

Press Release

Des Moines, Iowa — Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — Student cast members of The Des Moines Playhouse's production of "With Their Eyes" stopped in to Fire Station #5 yesterday evening with a big check. 

"These students presented us with over $14,100 which was the proceeds from their performance on September 11," District Fire Chief Ed Haase said. "It was a great event to get to speak with the students and spend some time explaining how our stations work and showing them our equipment."

The play consisted of first-hand accounts of the events of September 11, which were an important history lesson for the students, and gave them a new appreciation for first responders.

"We learned that no matter how hard the challenge is, the fire department will always be there for us," actor Caethen Stocker said. "When the other people are trying to get away from danger, the firefighters are trying to help out and run toward the danger."

The donation will go to the Fire Department Trust which will be used to help fund a history display at the Des Moines Fire Department as well as fund the DMFD Honor Guard.

Al Setka
Chief Communications Officer, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

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