Man collects water for firefighters in West Texas

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email
SHERMAN, TX-A local man partnered up with Sherman Fire Department to help collect donations for firefighters battling wildfires in West Texas.

In this April 9, 2011, photo a volunteer firefighter sprays a fire which began outside Marfa, Texas, and was carried by winds to nearby Fort Davis. The fire danger remains high in West Texas where firefighters are battling a blaze that's destroyed dozens of homes in two communities, and crews are trying to contain fires elsewhere in the state. (AP Photo/bigbendnow.com, Alberto Tomas Halpern)

SHERMAN, TX-A local man partnered up with Sherman Fire Department to help collect donations for firefighters battling wildfires in West Texas.
Jeremy Fontaine and Sherman firefighters collected water and cash donations at Sam's parking lot Saturday. Shoppers brought over cases of water as soon as they finished buying their groceries. Fontaine said he just wanted to help the firefighters and those affected by the wildfires.
"If anybody hears anything that needs to be done out there, just try to do as much as you can. There are 150 people or so who lost their homes just in the one area around Possum Kingdom. There's a lot of work that needs to be done, " he said.
So far, over 600 cases of bottled water have been collected...and about 4-thousand dollars in cash.


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  • by Sitting Bull Location: Reservation on Apr 26, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    Mmmm. . . Fire water.
  • by Paulette Location: Sherman on Apr 26, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Mr Fontaine all your hard work will be greatly appreaciated and it just shows what happens when you are living right. I am sure someone would do the same thing for you if the shoe was on the other foot. Thank you for all your hard work again :)
  • by Robert Location: Gainesville on Apr 25, 2011 at 03:35 AM
    Thank you for this report! Mr Fontaine has the right stuff! I want to invite him to continue his great work! Music Festival in the works to raise lots more! Let's get together! Thx Robert
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