Watch us team up with firefighters to give quarantined 8-year-old birthday surprise

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and the sometimes isolating quarantine that comes with it, we're uplifted by the stories of how we're creatively sticking together. That's why we just love this story from our District 11 office:

Chief Tony Nygaard of the Biwabik Township Fire Department in Northern Minnesota received a phone call from a grandmother asking if they could help to make her granddaughter Ellie’s birthday extra special. Josh Olson, a Steelworker who is the Assistant Fire Chief and a 20-year member of the department, and his wife, Tiffany, were more than happy to help out! The group planned with Yvonne, Ellie’s grandmother, and Ellie’s parents Noah and Tanya Hines for a special surprise. The department purchased a special gift for Ellie and showed up on her special day with lights flashing! Her family was there waiting with signs and flowers for Ellie as well. 

Josh Olson is a Heavy Equipment Operator at U.S. Steel, Minntac, and a member of USW Local Union 1938. His wife, Tiffany Olson, is the Sr. Administrative Assistant for District 11 in Eveleth, MN, and a member of USW Local Union 3567.

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