This Sunday, April 28 at from 3 to 4:30 p.m., OPUS for Person-to-Person will host a Red Engine Event at the Darien Fire Department as part of their fundraising efforts for the P2P Campership Program, which sends hundreds of underprivileged children to summer day camp, allowing their parents to continue to work through the summer to provide for their families. All are invited to the firehouse to meet Darien firefighters and get up close to their trucks and equipment. Enjoy sweet treats from an ice cream truck and face painting. A suggested donation of $25 per family will be collected at the door of the event, and to show appreciation for the support, OPUS members will tie a signature red balloon to donor's mailboxes on Balloon Day, Saturday, May 11.

“We are happy to support OPUS for Person-to-Person and Balloon Day by welcoming our community to the Darien Fire Department for this family event. Our mission is to support the people of Darien and helping underprivileged kids is certainly at the top of the list,” said Firefighter Dan Anderson.

OPUS for Person-to-Person is a charitable organization whose mission is to support Person-to-Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness. Our fundraisers help P2P provide goods and services to more than 25,000 individuals and families in our neighboring communities who lack basic necessities and resources. For more information about our organization, please visit To donate to the P2P Campership Program and to ensure a red balloon is tied to your mailbox on 5/11, please visit or text "opusballoon" to 41444.

For more information about the event, please contact Meghan Thornton at To volunteer on Balloon Day, please email Kari Habay at