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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