Boy raises $400 for fire dept.

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

WHITESBORO, Tex. -- He's only three feet tall, but he’s already achieving lofty goals. Seven-year-old Roo Carpenter raised $400 to buy new equipment for the Sherwood Shores Fire Department.

The fire department was in desperate need of new hoses, adapters, and other gear for their brand new truck. So Roo decided to help by holding a raffle.

He's wanted to be a firefighter since he was three, but the fire chief says Roo's already fighting fires by getting this truck up to speed.

“This new pumper will allow us to do better service for the community and also assist other departments," said Fire Chief Ron Blackwell.

Ross says the idea came quite naturally to him.

"Well I just thought because I'd been to so many raffles before, and you have to pay and I thought since they’re trying to raise money, we should do a raffle"

Roo plans to join the department as a junior firefighter in a few years.


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  • by Jason Day Location: Boswell on Aug 22, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    As a firefighter myself it fells me with Pirde to see this young man been active in his community. WAY TO GO little Man you keep up the good work!!!! We are all pourd of you..
  • by Laura Location: Gordonville on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:37 AM
    That is an awesome little boy! So young and so aware, what lucky parents. Let's hope he continues to be so active in the community through the rest of his years.
  • by kimberly wilkins Location: sherwood shores on Jun 5, 2007 at 03:20 PM
    now thats a team leader in the making. smart little fellow. good job roo!, good job.
  • by D Location: Durant on Jun 5, 2007 at 10:08 AM
    Way to go Roo!
  • by Anonomous Location: Sadler on Jun 5, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    You go, Roo! What an awesome young man, to do such a great thing for his community! I hope he's been made at least an "honorary" member of the department. I was thrilled to see this wonderful story! Congratulations to his parents!
  • by Kelsey Location: Whitesboro on Jun 5, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    It is a great thing for this little boy to help others in need
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2007 at 09:36 AM
    Congratulations to a young man who has already learned to be involved in his community. He will grow up to be a great leader and will be an asset to his community.
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