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May 3, 2007

Valdosta - People in Lowndes County aren't directly affected by the wildfires.  They've just dealt with a little smoke.  But people there did jump into action to help hard working firefighters and foresters.

Coldwell Banker in Valdosta is raising money and collecting donations for the men and women who have worked for nearly three weeks to get these fires out.

They hope this small token of thanks will motivate those who have come from all over the country to help battle these blazes.  "A lot of these guys are a long way from home. I heard yesterday a crew came in from Alaska so not only are they a long way from home but they are having to work in these bad conditions and so we really just want to show our support to them," says Tom Call, owner of the Valdosta Coldwell Banker.

They will collect donations at their Gornto Road office and hope to make their first delivery next week to the new fire command center set up at the Folkston Courthouse in Charlton County.

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