So four firefighters get up in the middle of the night before Christmas Eve to battle a fire in the next town over from me. A psycho opens fire. Two firefighters dead, two wounded. And then the fire fighters can't fight the fire until they know it's safe, so seven houses burn to the ground.
Since I heard the news, I have wanted to “do
something” and I know that others feel the same way. My usual impulse in sorrowful times is to feed people, and I found an
opportunity to do so.
The Hampton Inn at 878 Hard Road in Webster will be hosting a number
of receptions for visitors in town as well as any family members that
may want to gather. They will be held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.
to noon Saturday; 10 a.m. to noon Sunday; and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
These dates and times came from a great Facebook Page called Prayer and
Support for Webster Firefighters, and I also called the hotel to
The hotel welcomes volunteers to help serve, as well as donations of
food or beverages. The phone number to call to volunteer and/or donate
is (585) 671-2050.