WTVM 01/18/14 Editorial: Communities fighting fires with generosity

WTVM 01/18/14 Editorial: Communities fight fires with generosity

(WTVM) - In recent days, a house fire changed the lives of the seven survivors and the firefighters who responded.

It happened in Ellerslie, Harris County, where a family lost their home, possessions and family pet to a fast moving blaze. A volunteer firefighter was also injured during the incident.

But in the aftermath of that destruction, the community generously responded to help the family replace their possessions and start rebuilding their lives.

Meanwhile, in Phenix City, firefighters have been busy in recent days being proactive, handing out smoke detectors that could save lives.

We applaud both of these efforts for showing how communities can come together to make a real difference, and improve the quality of life for all of us.

Remember, the Red Cross is always worthy of your support as well, because they respond with immediate housing and necessary supplies whenever fire strikes.

Follow this link to find out how you can help the cause.

It's not government or any law that can ever accomplish what caring people can do for each other. Especially in a struggling economy, this latest spontaneous and voluntary outpouring of help gives us all a reason to cheer.

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