Firefighters raise hundreds for children affected by fires

Firefighters raise hundreds for children affected by fires
Lt. Joey Rogers (Source: WALB)
Lt. Joey Rogers (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany firefighters have raised hundreds of dollars just by growing mustaches!

Firefighters began raising money in October to purchase Christmas gifts for kids affected by fires.

Every firefighter who grew a mustache donated one dollar at the beginning of every shift.

And for the firefighters who couldn't grow one, they donated two dollars every shift.

In all, they raised $300 this year.

"Our money that we raised, we decided that if we have a fire in the December time frame, between December 1st and Christmas, and a child is affected and lost some of their Christmas (gifts), we'll replace some of it," said Lt. Joey Rogers.

This was the second year firefighters have participated in a fundraiser like this, and they hope to continue it every year.

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