OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE OF CHARLESTON TONIGHT
It is always sad to hear of any first responder who gives his or her life in the line of duty, but the people of Charleston, South Carolina's grief is especially great following the death of nine firefighters while battling a blaze at a furniture store/warehouse Monday night. Their loss represents more than a century of service to their community, and is the greatest one-time loss of life among first responders since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Many people throughout the nation share the sense of shock, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and collegues of those who died, as well as the entire Charleston community. We never know when our own area could be struck by disaster, and I'm certain there are those who wish to show their concern during this time.
The City of Charleston has announced establishment of a fund to aid the families of those firefighters who perished last evening. Anyone wishing to contribute can send a check to:
City of Charleston Firefighters' Fund
c/o Bank of America
Post Office Box 304
Charleston, South Carolina 29402
To find out more, click here for the press release.
May Almighty God bring his peace to the people of Charleston, and bless all our first responders.