Fundraiser helps family of fallen firefighter

Posted at: 10/05/2013 10:17 PM
Updated at: 10/05/2013 10:18 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

On Saturday night, people in Jemez Springs organized a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for Hiedi Adams, the widow of fallen firefighter Token Adams, and her family.

They cooked up food for hundreds of people -- who all came together to help the Adams family heal.

Some who came knew Token Adams, the Forest Service firefighter who died on the job in August.

Others knew his line of work.

They donated ten dollars for the dinner.

Some made larger donations. There was also a silent auction and a bake sale, and people brought gifts for the kids.

"My wife and I have been wildland firefighters and a loss like this affects us too and were all part of the same family," attendee Robert Baron.

Proceeds will help Hiedi Adams and her two young children move to Maine to live with relatives.

"It'll help her heal because [here], everywhere she looks she sees him," organizer Sue Anderson said.

Saturday was about more than money.

"Everybody supports her and we all love her and appreciate her sacrifice," Baron said.

"By the community healing her and supporting her it helps her heart heal," Anderson said. "She's gone through a lot and I just want to get her back to Maine."

 Click here to donate to Hiedi and her family.