Fundraisers for Jeremy Morgan planned
June 2, 2015
Nearly two weeks after his motorcycle was struck by a school bus in Brown’s Canyon, Summit County’s Assistant Fire Warden Jeremy Morgan remains in the University Hospital’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit, according to his brother Jason Morgan.
"He’s getting the best care in the world and they’re doing a great job, but it’s ultimately still a waiting game," said Morgan said. "He’s stable, but we’re still battling the swelling of his brain."
To help offset the hospital bills, the Morgan family and the North Summit Fire District have planned two fundraisers.
Both will be held Saturday, June 6, and both will start at 4 p.m. However, they will be held in different places.
The Morgan family fundraiser, organized by Jason Morgan and his friends, will take place at the Corner Store Pub and Grill, 1325 Lowell Ave. at Park City Mountain Resort.
"This will be a multi-faceted event, which will be pretty much a party," Morgan explained. "We’ll have a barbecue, live music and drinks. We just want people to show up and have a good time."
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Morgan selected the Corner Store because his brother tends bar there when he’s not working as a firefighter.
The event, which will run until 10 p.m., will also feature silent auction and a giant opportunity drawing. Members of the community donated all of the items for the auction and drawing.
"We have had an overwhelming amount of support for this event and we couldn’t be more grateful for that," Morgan said. The second fundraiser that will be held at North Summit Fire Station 21, 86 E. Center Street in Coalville, said Tyler Rowser, community relations and public information officer for North Summit Fire District
"We will have a bake sale and a barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs," Rowser said. "All the proceeds will also benefit Jeremy and anything his family needs help with."
In addition to food, the event, will feature a dunk tank, a silent auction and live music.
"Anyone will be able get into the tank and have their friends try their hands at dunking them," Rowser said. "We’re also hoping to auction off some members of the County Council or the Sheriff’s Department to be dunked."
The silent auction will feature items donated by the pubic and Rowser is still looking for local bands to fill up the tentative live-music schedule.
"People who would like to donate items for the silent auction or anyone who wants to play music at the fundraiser are welcome to do so," Rowser said.
They just need to call 435-640-2192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , he said.
Rowser has known Jeremy Morgan for about a year.
"It’s been that long since he’s come on board [at the Fire District]," he said. "He’s one of those guys who would be there to help anyone at any time. If the situations were reversed, he would be the first one there to help any one of us out."
Jason Morgan said he wanted to thank the community for the outpouring of support.
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to everybody in the community," he said. "All of the support in Park City, Coalville and Kamas and the entire area has been amazing. My family is incredibly grateful during this horrible time."
For more information, updates or to donate, visit http://www.youcaring.com/jeremy-morgan-359196#.
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