Way back in 1993, when the first edition of Firehouse Cooking rolled off the press,
Islandog Publications made a commitment to firefighters and a promise to the world,
that for every copy sold a portion of proceeds would be donated to National Disaster
We felt it was the least we could do, as firefighters and these support
organizations do so very much in the face of lifes' tragedies. It was important to find
the right charity, while there are many commendable organizations who could use these
funds on a local or regional level, we felt because the cookbook was sold to a national
market, that we would donate something to a national cause. We were surprised to learn
that we were the ONLY national published Firehouse cookbook to donate ANYTHING to
charity. So, we have set a goal to raise $50,000 dollars. Islandog Publications has
set aside $500.00 to get us started off on the right foot, now with your help
we only have $49,500 left to go!
When we first self-published Firehouse Cooking, we donated generously. After the
cookbook was sold, we continued to donate, but on a much smaller level, as our sales
were impressive, but our our royalties weren't.
That is why when the publishing rights reverted back to us, we gladly began
developing this cookbook as a special edition. We are looking forward to making more
donations to the National Disaster Relief Fund. Our commitment to America's Bravest
is that for each and every copy sold from this web site we donate $1.00 per copy to
the National Disaster Relief Fund. For copies sold in stores, to distributors, on
other web sites, or in most other venues, we donate a portion of the proceeds. Our
commitment is that for every 1000 copies printed and sold of this edition we will
donate $250.00 to the National Disaster Relief Fund.
Twice a year we will have our accountants do an inventory of books sold and we will
then send a check off to the Red Cross in the proper amount. When we do, we will post
the amount here. Unfortunately, your purchase of Firehouse Cooking is not tax
deductable. But feel good that you are getting a quality cookbook and helping
the less fortunate at the same time.