Boot Drive in Brighton raises funds for West Webster Firefighters

Posted at: 01/12/2013 7:23 PM
Updated at: 01/12/2013 7:36 PM

The Brighton Fire Department held a “Boot Drive” fundraiser on Saturday to benefit the families of the firefighters killed and injured in the tragedy Christmas Eve in West Webster.

The drive was held at the 12 Corners in Brighton from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m.

People driving by were encouraged to donate whatever they could. Even people walking by could help out by dropping some loose change or a few bucks in the fire boots as they passed by.

Brighton Fire Chief Stephen MacAdam told News10NBC that Saturday was not only about them and the support they get from the community, but it was also about remembering those affected by the tragedy in Webster.

“We wanted to do it really for two reasons, one for the continued support of our brothers and sisters in West Webster. We were out there with trucks and manpower, but we wanted to be able to support them with their finances, and also we want to give people in our community a chance to feel connected and feel like they can be supportive,” said MacAdam.

The Brighton Fire Department is still counting the money they received, but initial totals show they raised at least $27-thousand dollars.

All proceeds will go directly to the funds established by the WWFD.