Wind & Fire MC / Barbary Coast Chapter


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10th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run - Saturday - November 5, 2016


8th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run


 8th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run - Photos: Album 1, Album 2

 About The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program

The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program believes that no child should be without a toy during the holiday season. In time of loss due to fire, our firefighters are the ones who see first-hand, the devastation when a child is left without a favorite toy. Donations of toys are graciously accepted throughout the year at any San Francisco firehouse.
Our program is run strictly on donations to ensure that proceeds go to the children at Christmas time. Monetary and toy donations are tax deductible. The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is a non-profit 5O1C3 organization.
The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the cities largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Since 1949, it has evolved from a few firefighters repairing broken toys and bikes for 15 families to, in 2013, 300 firefighters and friends volunteering their time to distribute over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. We also respond on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters.
Dependent solely on donations, the Toy Program places collection barrels at retail establishments, street fairs, Christmas parties and many other functions. If you are interested in having a toy collection barrel at your place of business you can order it online and you will receive a confirmation within 24hrs
Invite us to your Holiday Party –The holiday season is a time when friends gather to celebrate and offer a bit of Yuletide cheer. Many have made it a tradition to invite The San Francisco Firefighter's Toy Program to their parties. Everyone on the guest list is encouraged to bring a gift or monetary donation in support of the Toy Program and, our firefighters are on hand to collect them. Please call 415-777-0440 to make arrangements.
For more information, or to make a donation, call (415)777-0440.
We are asking that all contributions be made online or it can be mailed to the following address:
San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
2225 Jerrold Ave
San Francisco,  CA 94124
Toy Guidelines- toys must be unwrapped, we serve ages infant through 12. Our biggest need is girls, ages 8 through 12. Some ideas are sports equipment, ball, art and crafts, games.

Johnny V Memorial Toy Run 2014

To our Friends, Guests, Event Volunteers, FF's Station 9,  America's Best Coffee Roasting Company and their volunteers, Hi Dive Restaurant San Francisco (Management & Crew),  for the food, drink, and venue. Also, a big thank you to, D. Brown and Mixed Company, for the great music.

Thank you all who joined us for the 8th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run. Your time and generosity were very much appreciated by our club. Also, we would like to thank you on behalf of the children and families who will benefit from your participation through the good works being done by the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program, "TOYS."
We are thankful that you chose to support this worthy organization.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, enjoy a great Holiday season


The Members -Wind & Fire MC / Barbary Coast Chapter - San Francisco

Tim (Renegade / Nunya) Neely, respectfully laid to rest with military honors at Sac. Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA


The Military funeral for Brother Tim Neely was very nicely done. There was an Honor Guard, Taps played, three volleys were fired, The Navy had two officers there who carried in the Flag, unfolded it, refolded it, and presented it to Mary and the family. One male officer, one female officer, both were very professional, crisp salutes, etc. The female officer had some very nice words for Mary, "From a Grateful Nation", as she presented Mary the flag. The officer in charge of the Volley, also had some nice words and presented Mary with a pin and the shells from the Volley. An escort volunteer from the Patriot Guard, I believe, asked if he could address the group and wanted to represent the Vietnam generation of veterans that he and Tim belonged to... He said some nice words and turned to Tim's cremains and said a good-bye and well done brother. In all, a very nice ceremony to honor Tim, Mary and the Family.
Friend Ron Collier's, " MIAP Group" (Missing in America Project) volunteers, along with Patriot Guard Riders (Patriot Guard Riders) volunteers, gave us a respectfully organized and professionally executed, escorted funeral procession from Johnny's Java, Cotati, CA to Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. They also, provided a wonderful flag-line for the ceremony. The whole thing was very well done. Our thanks to all the volunteers.

Tim & Mary's neighbor, Tim, asked if he could carry the cremains in his bike. "Neighbor Tim's" new bike, a Dyna, has a 124 or 126 motor, custom built by a drag racer mechanic friend, with the power and sound,"Tim/Renegade/Nunya", would appreciate and enjoy. He popped a few wheelies on the highway for,"Tim/Renegade/Nunya",  to enjoy, as well. The weather was extremely hot, in the 100's, the ride went well, the Military Ceremony was nicely done, and our friend, "Tim/Renegade/Nunya" has been laid to rest.

Rest in Peace Brother Tim

Barbary Coast Charities - We ask your support for these worthy causes

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In Recognition


In recognition of our support of the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program

W&FMC - Barbary Coast Chapter received this beautifully engraved plaque at a recent Toy Program Volunteers Dinner.

Our thanks to Local 798, Sally, Jill, Dee Dee, and all the Volunteers at "TOYS"

We are honored to receive recognition for our small part in such a big deal as the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program.

"Good People Doing Great Things"


 We would also like to thank our Friends, Supporters, Sponsors and Volunteers who give of themselves to make our Annual Johnny V Toy Run happen each year.


Johnny V would be pleased

W&FMC Barbary Coast Chapter - Toy Run Video & Pictures


Special Guests visit for Johnny V Toy Run - (Eric & Tracy Sondeen and Mike May) - City Tour

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 6th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run

Special Guests

Eric & Tracy Sondeen

W&FMC Rocky Mt. Chapter - Colorado


Mike May W&FMC Brother

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Take a little Tour of San Francisco with the W&FMC Barbary Coast Chapter


Jessalyn's First Ride... She's "Learning to fly, but she ain't got wings"


 "It started out, down a dirty road"

Jessalyn's, "Learning to fly, but she ain't got wings"


 Grandpa Warren is starting her out young,
18 mo. old!
When this video was made.

 Warren has got her "Learning to fly", "In the Wind"

Another young lady biker is on her way...



Run Wild! San Francisco 2012


"RUN WILD SANTA FRANCISCO"  - Fun Run to benefit the SF Firefighters Toy Program

Pat Savage - Wind & Fire MC - International Ambassador

Pat Savage

Wind & Fire MC International Ambassador

Worldwide Rock & Blues Star

Releases first cut from his


"I Gotta Ride"



SF Firefighter Funeral - A Tribute by Orange County/Irvine Engine 26   -  RIP Vincent Perez & Anthony Valerio

Thank you for your Tribute Orange County

Ride to Remember - Colorado Springs, CO  - 9/11 NEVER FORGET