The outpouring of support for those involved in the West Texas plant explosion blast has been felt all over the country, including locally. WJBF News Channel 6's Barclay Bishop has more.
An Augusta woman has taken it upon herself to help those whom she doesn't even know, and she's asking you to join in. Megan Scureman is the wife of a firefighter in training and said she wanted to help the fellow wives and girlfriends of firefighters - particularly those affected by the blast. Megan is part of a national fire wives support group. The group decided to have T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts made to help raise funds for the West Texas Volunteer Fire Department. The money raised will go towards buying new equipment that was lost in the explosion, or you can donate a shirt or hoodie - directly to one of the wives. Just another reminder that someone in Augusta wants to help them heal.
"When I thought about my husband, he is so brave and he is so strong, and I knew that he would be first on the scene too and I just immediately was struck because if it had been him, I don't know how I would have reacted," said Megan Scureman, collecting donations for West Texas VFD and wife of a firefighter-in-training. "It hurt me to think about these women whose husbands weren't coming home that night, and I just wanted to be a part of helping as much as I could."
The original goal was to sell 150 items, but they have way surpassed that, selling more than 880 as of Thursday morning.
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