An anonymous donor commissioned this cake from the Sweet Room Bakery, and had it delivered it to the volunteer firefighters at Station 81 on Friday. Two volunteers were injured in a house fire on Monday. Both are on the road to recovery.
The message on the cake: “Your community will always give tremendous admiration for your commitment to keep us safe. We keep you in our thoughts and take pride in the bravery of the station 81 volunteers and first responders.”
District Chief Todd Horricks reponded via Twitter: “My sincerest thanks to the anonymous person who just had this cake dropped off at Stn81. I can’t thank you enough for lifting our spirits with your heartfelt message.”
Sweet Room owner Renee Saunders wrote this message on Facebook on Friday: “Today we had the honour of making this cake and delivering it to volunteer Fire station 81 in Stittsville. We were commissioned by a resident of Stittsville who wishes to remain Anonymous. I believe there are no truer words written of how grateful we all are for the sacrifices they have made.”
My sincerest thanks to the anonymous person who just had this cake dropped off at Stn81. I can’t thank you enough for lifting our spirits with your heartfelt message. #community #Stittsville @OttFire @OttawaParamedic pic.twitter.com/fd3BZNYJCc
— Todd Horricks (@District8Chief) April 20, 2018
I would trust these firefighters with my life. I am so proud of the work Stittsville has done, continues to do, and will do in the years to come. pic.twitter.com/DuRYyu5tcV
— Liz Hobbs (@thehobbsinator) April 21, 2018
— Liz Hobbs (@thehobbsinator) April 20, 2018
I completely agree with what the cake says. Thanks for all you do for us. I, for one, stand with you. Stay safe.
— Helene Rivest (@HeleneRivest57) April 21, 2018
The community spirit with which this cake was given/created – restores my faith in human kind. Truly a generous & thoughtful gesture. HUGELY appreciated!
— Danielle Cardinal (@OttawaFirePIO) April 20, 2018